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j VOL. 26 No. 1 

| MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

February 5, 1963 

St. Andrews Presbyterian College 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

May 28, 1963 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

September 24, 1963 

Centre Presbyterian Church 

Maxton, N. C. 

CALLED MEETINGS 

July 16, 1963 

First Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 



December 3, 1963 

First Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 



VOL. 26 No. 1 

MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE 

PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

February 5, 1963 

St. Andrews Presbyterian College 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

May 28, 1963 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

September 24, 1963 

Centre Presbyterian Church 

Maxton, N. C. 

CALLED MEETINGS 

July 16, 1963 

First Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 



December 3, 1963 

First Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 
OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 



Moderators: Rev. Billy S. Howell, Jr., Mr. M. M. Clark, Mr. Craw- 
ford MacKethan 

Stated Clerk: Rev. R. S. Arrowood (1966) Linden 

Permanent Clerk: Rev. Roy D. Taylor (1965) Bunnlevel 

Historian: Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

(The term of office of the following groups expire as by the date 
with each name or group of names.) 



TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1967 — Rev. R. L. Prince Pinehurst 

Fall 1966— Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 

Fall 1965— Mr. E. T. McKethan Aberdeen 

Fall 1964— Mr. R. S. Kelly Erwin 

II. Donaldson Academy 

Mr. Hector McKethan, Chairman 
Mr. Claude Rankin, Secretary 

Mr. J. Mel Thompson, Mr. Edward B. Hope, Mr. H. M. Pink- 
ston, Mr. J. M. Wilson, Mr. S. J. Thomasson, Jr., Mr. John C. Gra- 
ham, Red Springs, Mr. D. C. McEachern, St. Pauls, Rev. Guy M. 
Morrow. 

III. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1966— Mr. J. B. Cameron, Mr. McKay Blue, Raeford 

Spring 1965 — Mr. Evander Gillis, Fayetteville; Mr. Neill McFadyen, 

Raeford 
Spring 1964 — Mr. Herbert F. McKeithan, Raeford 

IV. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1966 — Mr. Herbert Johnson Coats 

Fall 1965— Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 

Fall 1964— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

V. Lebanon Church Cemetery 
Mr. F. E. Cox, Mr. Ralph Purcell, Mr. W. A. Johnson 

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4 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VI. Camp Monroe 

Mr. Crawford Boyd, Treasurer 

January 1968 — Rev. Woodson Booth, Mrs. Robert McNeill, Fayette- 
ville; Gilbert Bailey, Carthage; Roy Byrd, Bunnlevel; 
Mrs. Clyde Auman, West End; Mrs. Geo. A. Little, 
Linden. 

Januaiy 1967 — Mr. Murphy McGirt, Maxton; Mr. R. L. Remsburg, 
Dunn; Mrs. Roger Mann, Lillington; Mr. John Cal- 
houn, Laurinburg; Mrs. S. H. Fulton, Laurinburg. 

January 1966— Mr. Crawford Boyd, Fayetteville; Mr. Robert Kelly, 
Erwin; Mr. John Burgess, Lillington; Mr. Sidney 
Smith, Wagram; Mr. John McGirt, Red Springs; Mr. 
A. B. Hafer, Laurinburg. 

January 1965 — Mr. James Little, Fayetteville; Mr. Wayne Collier, 
Linden; Mrs. Fairley Monroe, Laurel Hill; Mrs. O. B. 
Israel, McCain; Dr. E. C. Womble, Wagram; Rev. Dan 
Norman. 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Executive Secretary of Presbytery 

Chairman of Committee of Christian Education 

Presbyterial Chairman of Christian Education 

Pioneer Camp Director 

Junior Camp Director 

Senior High Fellowship Director 

President of Fayetteville Presbyterial 

President of Fayetteville Presbytery Men of the Church 

President of Fayetteville Presbytery Youth Council 

Superintendent of Camp Monroe 

The Treasurer of Camp Monroe 

(The term of service of the following groups expires on the 
first of January of the year indicated.) 



PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, Jr., Chairman 

1967 — Mr. W. A. McCormack, Rowland 
1966— Mr. Julian B. Hutaff, Fayetteville 
1965— Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, Jr. 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Chairman of all Major Committees 

Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
President of the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery 
President of the Men of Fayetteville Presbytery 
President of the Senior High Fellowship of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery 
Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 5 

MAJOR COMMITTEES 

I. World Missions 

Dr. C. C. McLean, Chairman 

1967— Rev. C. J. Hollingsworth 

1966— Rev. Richard P. Hayes 

1965— Dr. C. C. McLean, Southern Pines 

II. Annuities and Relief 

Rev. R. H. Poole, Chairman 

1967— Rev. W. E. Massey 
1966— Rev. R. H. Poole 
1965 — Rev. Julian Nesselrodt 

III. Christian Education 

Rev. B. S. Howell, Chairman 

1967— Rev. W. C. Neill, Mr. Huston Black, Southern Pines; Rev. Mil- 
lard Stephens, Mr. Claude L. Darling, Fayetteville; Mrs. S. H. 
Fulton, Laurinburg. 

1966 — Rev. Robert O. Freeman, Mr. C. Wayne Collier, Linden, Rev. 
R. F. Sloop, Rev. H. L. Wilson. 

1965— Rev. Thomas Kernan, Rev. B. S. Howell, Rev. Kemper Fitch, 
Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr., Fayetteville 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Adult Advisers of Presbytery's Senior High Fellowship Council 
President of the Men of the Presbytery 

Chairman of Christian Education of the Women of the Pres- 
bytery 

Superintendent of Camp Monroe 
Chairman Board of Trustees of Camp Monroe 
President Senior High Fellowship Council 
Chairman Christian Relations Committee 



SUB-COMMITTEES 



Children's Work 



Rev. M. M. Stephens, Chairman 
Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie 
Rev. James B. MacLeod 
Rev. Paul L. Hanks 



Pioneer: 



Mr. Claude Darling, Chairman 
Rev. Dan E. Norman 
Rev. H. L. Wilson 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Senior: 



Rev. Thos. Kernan, Chairman 

Miss Sydnor Patrick, S.H.F. Adviser, Raeford 

Mr. Nat Heyward, S.H.F. President, Raeford 

Adult: 

Mr. Houston Black, Chairman 
Rev. Paul L. Hanks 
Rev. R. F. Sloop 

Leadership Education: 

Rev. W. C. Neill, Chairman 

Rev. Wm, Crumplen 

Rev. Roy D. Taylor 

Rev. Wm. Gordon 

Rev. Woodson Booth 

Mr. Claude Darling 

Miss Frances Bulla 

Mrs. Isabelle Thomas 

Rev. Dan Norman 

Rev. Richard Hayes 

Rev. Robert O. Freeman 

Miss Martha McLeod, Aberdeen 

Men of the Presbytery: 



Mr. Wm. O. Cameron, President of the Men of the Presbytery 
Mr. Clyde Auman, Chairman 



Camp: 



Rev. H. L. Wilson, Chairman 
Rev. Paul Hanks 
Rev. Thos. Kernan 
Rev. Wm. Massey 
Rev. Howard Gilkeson 
Rev. Chas. Hollingsworth 
Rev. Billy Herring 
Rev. Vernon Broyles 
Rev. Elinos Whitlock 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 7 

Church Music: 

Rev. Robert O. Freeman, Chairman 
Mr. Stanley Waterfield 

Christian Action: 

Mr. Crawford McKethan 

Presbyterian Guidance Program 

Mr. Wayne Collier, Chairman 

IV. Higher Education 

Rev. Robert K. Gustafson, Chairman 

1967— Rev. Claire S. Albright, Mr. Jas. L. Morgan, Laurel Hill 
1966— Rev. Robert Urie, Rev. Spencer Hamrick, Mr. W. Clyde Cov- 
ington, Wagram 
1965— Rev. Robert K. Gustafson, Rev. R. A. Massey 

Sub-Committes 

1. College and Student Work — Rev. Spencer Hamrick, Chairman; 
Rev. Robert A. Massey. 

2. Educational Institutions — Mr. W. C. Covington, Chairman; Rev. 
Robert K. Gustafson. 

3. Candidates for the Ministry — Rev. C. S. Albright, Chairman; 
Rev. Robert Urie, Dr. Willard S. Swiers. 

V. Church Extension 
Rev. W. B. Heyward, Chairman 

1967 — Mr. Myres Tilghman, Dunn; Mr. Lewis Holder, Lillington; 

Mr. H. F. Bost, Eagle Springs; Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Mr. T. 

C. McKnight, Laurel Hill; Rev. W. B. Heyward; Mrs. Rudolph 

Jones, Angier 
1966 — Rev. Robert Hart, Rev. Dewey Herring, Mr. R. A. McPhail, 

Fayetteville; Mr. E. H. McKinnon, Rowland; Rev. B. F. Fer- 
guson, Mr. R. D. McMillan, Jr., Red Springs 
1965 — Rev. Dawes Graybeal, Mr. Howard Peden, Wagram; Mr. A. L. 

Burney, Southern Pines; Rev. W. H. Chappell, Dr. Marcus 

Smith, Raeford; Mr. John Currie, Carthage 

Sub-Committees 
Home Missions: 

Rev. W. H. Chappell, Chairman; Mr. Lewis Holder, Mr. J. K. 
McNeill, Jr.; Mr. T. C. McKnight, Mr. H. F. Bost, Rev. Rob- 
ert Hart, Mr. R. A. McPhail, Rev. Ben F. Ferguson, Mr. John 
Currie 

Evangelism: 

Mr. A. L. Burney, Chairman; Rev. Dawes Graybeal, Dr. Marcus 
Smith, Rev. H. Dewey Herring, Mr. R. D. McMillan, Mr. Myres 
Tilghman. 

Radio: 

Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Mr. Howard Peden, Mr. E. H. McKinnon 

Special Gifts: 

Mr. R. A. McPhail, Mr. John Currie 






8 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VI. Assembly's and Synod's Agencies 

Rev. Robert Park, Chairman * 

1967— Rev. Vance Baucom, Mr. Alex McGill, Maxton 

1966 — Rev. E. A. Whitlock, Jr., Mr. Herman Campbell, Pinehurst; 

Rev. Frank M. Scarlette, Jr. 
1965— Mr. Connie Bass, Fayetteville; Rev. Robert Park 

VII. Women's Work 

Rev. Ben J. Bass, Chairman 

1967— Mr. Wallace Core, Dunn 
1966— Rev, J. Ray Dickens 
1965— Rev. Ben J. Bass 

VIM. Stewardship 

Mr. Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

1967 — Rev. Vernon Broyles, Mr. Edwin Pate, Sr., Laurinburg; Mr. 

J. D. Stewart, Lumberton; Mr. A. C. Parker, Fayetteville. 
1966— Rev. J. V. C. Summerell, General R. B. Hill, Southern Pines; 

Mr. Harvey Oliver and Mr. Wilbur Clark, Fayetteville 
1965 — Mr. Harris Blake, Pinehurst; Mr. Charles Collier, Linden; 

Mr. J. N. Stephenson, Dunn; Mr. Glenn Peele, Maxton; Mrs. 

George Norfleet, Laurinburg. 

IX. Christian Relations 
Mr. Crawford McKethan, Chairman 

1967— Rev. D. H. Moylan, Mr. C. D. Potter, McDonald 
1966 — Rev. Lloyd Kay, Rev. W. M. Alexander 

1965 — Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Rev. Julian Lake, Mr. Crawford McKeth- 
an, Fayetteville 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

I. Nominating Committee 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Chairman 

1967 — Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Mr. C. W. Bannerman, Dunn 
1966 — Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Mr. Peter Cromartie, Fayetteville 
1965— Rev. B. E. Dotson, Mr. William G. Shaw, Wagram 

II. Presbytery's Work 

Mr. Archie Howard, Chairman 
1967 — Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson 
1966 — Mr. Archie Howard 
1965— Rev. A. C. Trivette 

Mr. S. J. Clark, Auditor, elected by the Committee 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY £ 

III. Manual of Presbytery 

Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman 

1967— Dr. W. E. Alexander, Robbins 
1966— Rev. W. S. Golden 
1965— Mr. Edward B. Hope, Fayetteville 
Ex-Officio Members: 

The Executive Secretary 

The Stated Clerk 

Chairman of Presbytery's Council 

Chairman of Christian Education 

IV. Presbyterian Survey 

Rev. R. Y. Russell, Chairman 

1967— Rev. C. W. Kimbrough 
1966 — Rev. Frank A. Davison 
1965— Rev. R. Y. Russell 

V. Christianity and Health 

Rev. Julian Lake, Chairman 

1967 — Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg; Dr. Duncan Owen, Fayette- 
ville 
1966 — Rev. Julian Lake, Mr. John Ormsby, Fayetteville 
1965— Rev. F. M. Scarlett, Jr., Dr. C. W. Byrd, Dunn 

VI. Examinations 

a. Theology: 

1967— Rev. Jas. Appleby 

1966— Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, III 

1965— Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr. 

b. Church Government: 
1967— Rev. E. A. Whitlock 
1966— Rev. R. L. Prince 
1965— Rev. Hubert L. Black 

3. Sacraments 
1967— Rev. C. R. Jenkins 
1966— Rev. W. C. Crumplen 
1965— Rev. A. A. Myers 

d. English Bible 

1967— Rev. Paul L. Hanks 
1966— Rev. P. H. Gwynn 
1965— Rev. A. C. Trivette 

e. Thesis and Exegesis: 

1967— Rev. A. N. Wells 
1966— Rev. W. C. Neill 
1965— Rev. Lloyd Kay 



10 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VII. Ministers' Salaries 
Mr. Crawford MacKethan, Chairman 

1967— Mr. Crawford MacKethan, Fayetteville; Mr. J. W. Purdie, 

Dunn; Mr. B. G. French, Lumberton. 
1966— Mr. Murphy McGirt, Maxton; Mr. K. A. McDonald, Raeford; 

Mr. A. L. Burney, Southern Pines. 
1965— Mr. Aubrey Keith, Cameron; Mr. Neill Clinton, Red Springs, 

Mr. James A. Gray, Hope Mills. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. Robert G. Hall, Chairman 

1967— Mr. Charles G. Rose, Fayetteville; Mr. Robert Campbell, Row- 
land; Rev. Louis C. LaMotte. 
1966— Mr. Guy ton Smith, Dunn 
1965— Rev. Robert G. Hall, Rev. W. C. Neill 

AD INTERIM COMMITTEES 
On Revision of Book of Church Order: 

Rev. Millard M. Stephens, Chairman; Rev. Robert S. Arrowood, 
Mr. Myres Tilghman, Dunn; Mr. Robert McNeill, Fayetteville. 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 

(Printed as Information) 
1. Churches by Districts: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, God- 
win, Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Providence, Riverside, Unity. 

District No. 2: Big Rockfish, Bonnie Doone, Campbellton, Church- 
of-the-Covenant, College Heights, Comfort, Fayetteville First, 
Highland, McPherson, Palestine, Peace, Westminster, Sardis, 
Sherwood, Spring Lake, Sunnyside, Vaughn Memorial, Village. 

District No. 3: Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, McNair Mem- 
orial, Midway, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Philadelphus, Red Springs, 
Rowland, St. Pauls. 

District No. 4: Centre, Church-in-the-Pines, Laurel Hill, Laurin- 
burg, Maxton, Montpelier, Pleasant View, Smyrna, Middleton 
Heights. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel, Dundarrach, Galatia, Hope Mills, 
Lumber Bridge, Parkton, Phillipi, Raeford, Rex, Shiloh. 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Memorial, Community, Culdee, 
Eureka, Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, West End. 

District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage Cy- 
press, Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Priest Hill, Union, Vass. 

District No. 8: Barbecue, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, Cedar Rock, Ephe- 
sus, Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. Pisgah Olivia, Raven 
Rock, Summerville. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 11 

2. Officers of the Women of the Church: 

President — Mrs. Myrton T. Stewart, Carthage 
First Vice-President — Mrs. John G. Hughes 
Second Vice-President — Mrs. R. P. Brown 
Corresponding Secretary — Mrs. Ralph Gilmore 
Treasurer — Mrs. E. W. Reinecke 

3. Officers of the Men of the Church: 

President — Mr. Wm. O. Cameron, Dunn 
First Vice-President — Dr. Clif McLean 
Secretary-Treasurer — Mr. Howard White 

4. Officers of the Young People: 

Moderator — Nat Heyward, Raeford 
Vice-Moderator — Chuck Byrd 
Stated Clerk — Nancy Vann 
Treasurer — Warren Thomas 

5. Deacons of Presbytery: 

President — Adrian Williams 
Vice-President — R. A. Knight 
Secretary — Coble D. Wilson 
Treasurer — Jake Lamm 

6. Candidates for the Ministry 

Name Church 

Thos. K. Spence, Jr Flat Branch 

Paul White Raeford 

Earl M. Vaughan Comfort 

Lemuel Ray Gilchrist Cedar Rock 

Robert E. McGirt Red Springs 

Stedman Bryan Fayetteville First 

Thomas W. Currie Carthage 



12 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTIETH 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Laurinburg, N. C, February 5, 1963. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and 
Fortieth Stated Meeting at the Saint Andrews Presbyterian 
College in Laurinburg, N. C. on February 5, 1963 at 9:30 
A.M. The meeting was called to order and opened with 
prayer by the Moderator, Rev. A. C. Trivette. 

COMMUNION SERVICE : Presbytery was led in a ser- 
vice of Meditation and the Communion of the Lord's Supper 
by Rev. Ansley C. Moore assisted by Elders of nearby chur- 
ches. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE : The names of Elders and Dea- 
cons who have died in the year 1962 were read and it was 
ordered that their names be inscribed on the In Memoriam 
page of the minutes. Presbytery was led in prayer of thanks- 
giving for those elders and deacons by Rev. Cheves K. Ligon. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 
W. M. Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Ben J. Bass, Vance Baucom, 
H. Hoover Bear, Woodson Booth, Vernon S. Broyles, III, W. A. 
Brown, Lawrence G. Calhoun, William Chappell, Rufus A. Cromar- 
tie, Will Crumplen, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, Ben J. Ferguson, 
W. K. Fitch, Jr., R. O. Freeman, Howard W. Gilkeson, W. S. Golden, 
Dawes B. Graybeal, Jas. N. Grubb, R. K. Gustafson, P. H. Gwynn, 
Jr., Robert G. Hall, W. Spencer Hamrick, Robert M. Hart, W. B. 
Heyward, Samuel L. Hiebert, Charles J. Hollingsworth, Billy S. 
Howell, C. Rees Jenkins, Drury L. Jones, Lloyd G. Kay, Tom Ker- 
nan, C. W. Kimbrough, Julian Lake, Louis C. LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, 
James B. MacLeod, R. A. Massey, W. E. Massey, J. F. Miller, Guy 
M. Morrow, Albert A. Myers, W. C. Neill, Julian E. Nesselrodt, Dan 
E. Norman, Robert F. Park, R. H. Poole, R. Y. Russell, Frank M. 
Scarlette, B. O. Shannon, R. F. Sloop, John D. Stewart, Roy Taylor, 
A. C. Trivette, Leslie C. Tucker, A. N. Wells, Frank C. Wilkinson, 
W. C. "Smiley" Williams, H. L. Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives: 

Antioch, W. L. Gibson; Ashpole, J. H. McGirt; Barbecue, Alex 
M. Cameron; Bensalem, J. Archie Kelly; Berea, Wilbert Coats; Beth- 
el, John H. Currie; Bethesda, B. W. Wicks; Big Rockfish, Worth 
Wood; Bluff, H. M. Lupo; Bonnie Doone, T. R. Johnson; Brownson 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 13 

Memorial, Walter E. Blue; Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd; Cameron, Grady 
Edmonds; Cameron Hill, D. A. Huffines; Carthage, Wilbur H. Cur- 
rie; Cedar Rock, O. L. Thomas; Centre, A. L. Campbell; Church of 
the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; Church in the Pines, I. V. Regan; Cul- 
dee, Lee Williams; Cypress, W. Elmer Cameron; Dunn, Myres Tilgh- 
man; Eagle Springs, John W. Bost; Ebenezer, Kirk Ennis; Ephesus, 
Lewis Holder; Erwin, K. W. Ballentine; Eureka, J. M. Blue; Flat 
Branch, Edwin Bain; Fayetteville, J. Scott McFayden; Galatia, J. 
McN. Gillis; Godwin, J. E, Graham; Grove, Michael Varsho, Jr.; 
Highland, D. B. Morris; Hope Mills, A. L. Bynum; Horseshoe, Fred 
Hilliard; Jackson Springs, Sam Dilling; Laurel Hill, Hubert V. Mc- 
Rae; Laurinburg, J. L. Southerland, Jr.; Leaflet, Gattis B. Thomas; 
Lillington, A. R. Jackson; Lumber Bridge, N. H. G. Balfour; Lum- 
berton, A. Ray Morrow; Manly, Daniel B. West; McPherson, A. S. 
Garrow; McMillan, Worth Collier; Maxton, Floyd E. James; Middle- 
ton Heights, Johnnie P. Dozier; Midway, Alex McGill; Montpelier, 
W. G. Shaw, Jr., Mt. Pisgah, Mack Holder; Olivia, Cyrus Brown; 
Palestine, J. W. McPhail; Parkton, J. F. Blue; Peace, Thomas N. 
Holmes, Jr.; Pembroke, W. N. Carmical, Jr.; Philadelphus, C. M. 
McNeill; Community, H. A. Campbell; Plainview, Alex A. Stancil; 
Priest Hill, Isaac Flinchum; Providence, J. J. Lee; Red Springs, J. 
B. McCloskey; Raeford, T. F. McBryde; Rex, A. D. Evans; Rowland, 
W. E. McCallum; Sardis, Carlyle Williams; Shiloh, Harry Thorn- 
berg; Smyrna, J. H. Ray; St. Pauls, J. Brown Evans; Spring Lake, 
S. E. Sutton; Sunnyside, Colon Carter; Union, Worth Thornton; Vass, 
H. D. Jackson; Vaughn Memorial, Geo. D. Hooks; Village, Canady S. 
Pickett; West End, A. A. McDonald; Westminster, Claude L. Darling, 
II. 

The following ministers were excused for non-atten- 
dance : Claire S. Albright, Robert Floyd, C. D. Patterson, R. 
L. Prince, James Appleby, Dewey Herring, H. A. McBath, 
J. V. C. Summerell, Elinos Whitlock, Owen L. Norment, Jr., 
Frank A. Davison, Grover C. Currie. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. Billy Shaw Howell was elected 
Moderator and Elders J. Carlyle Williams and J. W. Mc- 
Phail were elected Temporary Clerks. 

WELCOME: Presbytery was welcomed to St. Andrews 
Presbyterian College by Dr. Ansley C. Moore. 

PROGRAM: Rev. A. C. Trivette presented the docket 
as the program of Presbytery. The docket as amended was 
approved. 

INTRODUCTIONS: The following were introduced and 
invited to sit as Visiting Brethren: Rev. W. C. "Smiley" 
Williams of Bluestone Presbytery; Rev. D. H. Dulin of 



14 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Mecklenburg Presbytery; Rev. R. Lacy McDuffie of Florida 
Presbytery and Rev. W. F. F. Little of Wilmington Presby- 
tery. 

EXAMINATION OF RECORDS: Presbytery resolved 
itself in a Committee of the Whole to examine Sessional 
Records with Chairman Roger Hall. Having examined the 
records the committee arose and the Moderator resumed the 
chair. 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The Moderator appointed 
the following Standing Committees: Bills and Overtures, 
Rev. A. C. Trivette, J. N. Grubb, Myres Tilghman. Resolu- 
tions: Tom Kernan, A. A. Myers, D. A. Huf fines. Installa- 
tions: J. D. Stewart, H. W. Gilkeson, I. V. Regon. 

DIRECTORY FOR WORSHIP AND WORK: The pro- 
posed Revision of the Book of Church Order in regard to 
the Directory for Worship and Work and the Amendments 
to the Book of Church Order and Confession of Faith hand- 
ed down by the General Assembly were presented by Rev. 
W. S. Golden and adopted. 

WORLD MISSIONS: Rev. H. L, Black presented an 
oral report of World Missions. He introduced Rev. Law- 
rence C. Calhoun who addressed Presbytery on the Mission 
work in Brazil. Rev. W. B. Heyward led the Presbytery in 
prayer. 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte presented the nominees for Commission- 
ers to the General Assembly, and the following were elected: 

PRINCIPALS 
MINISTERS RULING ELDERS 

A. C. Trivette Dr. Marcus Smith, Raeford 

B. S. Howell, Jr. Gen. Robt. B. Hill, Southern Pines 
Paul L. Hanks Julian B. Hutaff, Fayetteville 
Robert A. Massey Connie E. Bass, Lillington 

ALTERNATES 

Rufus A. Cromartie M. M. Clark, Fayetteville 

Ben J. Bass Jas. L. Southerland, Laurinburg 

Wm. H. Chappell L. M. Powell, Parkton 

Ansley C. Moore Leonard T. Miller, Carthage 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 15 

MANUAL AMENDMENT: Rev. W. S. Golden presented 
the report of the Committee on Manual. The report as 
amended was approved and is as follows: 

PROPOSED CHANGES IN THE MANUAL 

Number 1 on page 7, par. 3, (b). Eliminate this entire section 
and substitute: The Minutes and Reports of Presbytery shall be 
printed under his direction annually in a single volume, and mimeo- 
graph synopsis reports of Presbytery meetings shall be mailed to 
all ministers and representatives as soon as possible after each 
meeting. He shall have sufficient copies printed to mail two copies 
to each active minister and one to each retired minister in the Pres- 
bytery, one copy to each of the Clerks of Session, and one to each 
person serving on a committee of Presbytery who is not covered by 
the aforementioned categories. He shall preserve at least three cop- 
ies of the Minutes in the Archives of the Presbytery. 

2. On page 13, section B, 1 and 2, add (c) "Installations". 

3. On page 18, section C, 1 add "(c) The committee on instlla- 
tions shall assist ministers and representatives of churches in pre- 
paring programs of ordination and installation, and in presenting 
them to Presbytery." 

4. On page 25, section IIIC 4 (e) enlarge so as to read: "It shall 
plan and supervise the work of the Sunday School Extension as a 
function of the Home Mission Committee." 

5. On page 25 (5) strike out "Sunday School Extension" as a 
sub-committee. 

6. On page 25, add (5) add as a sub-committee, one on "Special 
Gifts." 

7. On page 28, section (b) Presbytery's Work: Amend the sec- 
ond paragraph third sentence, so as to read: "These reports shall be 
examined by a Committee of the Whole of the Presbytery under 
the direction of the Committee on Sessional Records." 

8. On page 31, C 5 (g) Examinations. To be amended as follows: 
After the first paragraph, strike out the provisions of the manual 
down to, but not including (6) on page 32, and substitute the fol- 
lowing: 

A. Examination of Candidates: 

1. Candidates for ordination shall be given a thorough exami- 
nation in all prescribed areas by the Examination Committees prior 
to the meeting of Presbytery. The senior member of the Theology 
sub-committee will serve as Chairman in charge of the examination. 
The Committee shall make a written report to the candidate, after 
the examination, advising him of the findings. The Committee shall 
report to Presbytery their recommendation as to whether he be 
accepted, further questioned, or rejected. 



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The Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
shall convene the examination committees. 

The quorum shall be: One member of each examination sub- 
committee, excepting the Theology Sub-Committee, which shall be 
two members. 

Total quorum must be a majority of all examining committees 
(or eight). 

2. At the Presbytery meeting the candidate shall make a con- 
cise statement of his faith, before the Committee's report; after 
which the floor shall be open for questions from the Presbytery. 

B. Examination of Ministers Received by Transfer: 

The Examination Committee shall prepare a list of suggested 
questions in the prescribed areas to help the examiners to discover 
quickly the views of the transferring minister as he is examined 
before the Presbytery, after which the floor shall be open for fur- 
ther questions from the Presbytery. 

C. The Stated Clerk shall notify all members of the Examining 
Committees at least one week in advance of the meeting of the 
Presbytery. 

The numbering of the rest of this section shall be brought into 
line with the above. 

9. Page 11, Section II, 1. Change first sentence so as to read: 
"The Stated Meetings of the Presbytery shall be the last Tuesdays 
in January, June and September." 

9-A. Page 17 add "(h) Christianity and Health, six members; 
2 ministers, 2 physicians and 2 laymen." 

10. Page 32. Add after section (g) the following: "(h) Christian- 
ity and Health. This committee shall have the responsibility of keep- 
ing the healing ministry of the Church before our membership, and 
of encouraging co-operation between clergy and physicians, and/or 
any other things which may seem to them appropriate." 

That the present method of designating the various parts of 
the Manual of Presbytery be abandoned; and that every paragraph 
in the Manual be numbered consecutively, beginning with number 
1; and that sub-divisions of any paragraph be designated by the 
paragraph number followed by a decimal point and a number. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE REPORT: Rev. L. C. La- 
Motte presented the report of the Nominating Committee 
which was adopted and is as follows: 

The Nominating Committee of Fayetteville Presbytery hereby 
nominates the following: 

1. Synod of North Carolina Sesque-Centennial Ad Interim 
Committee: Mr. Crawford McKethan, Chairman, Fayetteville; Rev. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 17 

A. A. Myres and Rev. R. S. Arrowood. (Same as Presbytery Com- 
mittee) 

2. Mr. Herbert Johnson as Trustee of Fayetteville Presbytery, 
Class of 1963, to replace Mr. O. S. Atkins, deceased. 

3. Mr. Wayne Collier to replace Rev. James F. Miller, Class 
of 1966, and Rev. W. C. Neill to replace Mr. Henry Perry, Class of 
1964, on the Christian Education Committee. 

4. To the Christianity and Health Committee: Class of 1966: 
Rev. Julian Lake, Chairman; and Mr. John Ormsby, Fayetteville; 
Class of 1965: Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr., and Dr. C. W. Byrd, 
Dunn; Class of 1964: Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg; and Dr. Dun- 
can Owen, Fayetteville. 

TREASURER'S REPORT: The Treasurer presented his 
report which was approved and is as follows: 

REPORT OF CENTRAL TREASURER 

Fayetteville Presbytery 1962 

I. Budgeted Benevolences — 

Received— $262,252.19 Amount Pledged — $236,096.00 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES: 

Budgeted Received 

World Missions $ 56,200 $ 55,020.44 

Church Extension 23,700 22,101.69 

Christian Education 10,420 10,168.79 

Annuities and Relief 2,766 9,967.16 

General Fund Agencies 17,500 16,172.80 

Inter-Church Agencies 380 343.47 

$110,966 $113,774.35 

SYNOD CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 8,525 $ 6,724.90 

Presbyterian Home 2,000 2,916.15 

Children's Home 9,000 21,703.90 

Christian Education 4,161 3,187.18 

Educational Institutions 34,114 26,927.10 

Campus Christian Life 4,775 4,168.77 

Guidance Center 1,400 1,067.47 

Inter-Church Relations 293 233.00 

Contingent Salary Fund 1,800 1,377.57 

$ 66,068 $ 68,306.04 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 40,000 $ 41,009.50 

Christian Education 3,000 2,458.43 

Presbytery's Office 16,000 15,938.19 

Camp Monroe 12,000 14,975.35 



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Presbytery Manse 5,000 4,372.86 

$ 76,000 $ 78,754.33 

TOTAL $253,034 $260,834.72 

1,417.47 

II. Tax $ 14,511.20 $ 14,300.50 

III. Barnabas Fellowship $ 5,206.04 

IV. Non-Budgeted Benevolences $ 8,392.13 

(St. Andrews, Overseas Relief, Memorials, Others) 

TOTAL $290,150.86 

AUDITOR'S REPORT: The following Auditor's Report 
was approved: 

Your Committee appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to audit 
the books of Rev. Cheves K. Ligon, Treasurer of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery, would report that we have carefully examined all the books, 
records, and items of the Treasurer, and, to the best of our know- 
ledge and belief, all of the said books, records and items are correct 
in every detail. 

Respectfully submitted, 
S. J. Clark, Chairman 

PREBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, 
Chairman, presented the report of Presbytery's Council 
which was received as information. 

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE : Rev. A. N. Wells, Chair- 
man, presented the report of the Stewardship Committee 
which was adopted and is as follows: 

PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 1963 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES: 

World Missions $ 58,800 21.00% 

Church Extension 25,200 9.00 

Christian Education 11,200 4.00 

Annuities and Relief 2,800 1.00 

General Fund Agencies 19,180 6.85 

Inter Church Agencies 420 .15 

$117,600 42.00% 

SYNOD CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 11,200 4.00% 

Presbyterian Home 2,100 .75 

Children's Home 9,800 3.50 

Christian Education 4,200 1.50 

Educational Institutions 36,400 13.00 

Campus Christian Life 5,600 2.00 



.50 


.10 


.65 


1.00 


27.00% 


17.00% 


1.50 


6.00 


4.50 


2.00 


31.00% 



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Guidance Center 1,400 

Inter Church Relations 280 

Contingent Salary Fund 1,820 

Chapel Hill Church 2,800 

$ 75,600 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 47,600 

Christian Education 4,200 

Presbytery's Office 16,800 

Camp Monroe 12,600 

Presbytery Manse 5,600 

$ 86,800 

GRAND TOTAL $280,000 

Amount Pledged for 1962 $236,096 

Amount pledged for 1963 $259,234 



ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. Rob- 
ert Park gave the report of Assembly's and Synod's Agen- 
cies which was received as information. 



GOOD NEIGHBOR PROGRAM: Rev. A. N. Wells pre- 
sented a resolution in regard to the Good Neighbor Program 
which was approved and is as follows : 

In view of the continuing need for understanding and good 
will among the racial groups of North Carolina and the growing 
need for helping our Negro citizens make progress toward economic 
independence, be it resolved: 

(1) That Fayetteville Presbytery express its commendation of 
Governor Terry Sanford for his recent action setting up a state- 
wide Citizens Good Neighbor Committee, whose duty it shall be to 
seek employment opportunities and to explore ways of achieving 
justice for the Negro citizens of North Carolina, and 

(2) That Fayetteville Presbytery call upon its ministers, elders 
and lay members to support the aims and the work of this commit- 
tee, and 

(3) That Fayetteville Presbytery call special attention to the 
Governor's request that local Good Neighbor Committees be organ- 
ized for the same basic purposes and urge its ministers, elders and 
lay members to take the lead in implementing this request of the 
governor in their local communities. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH: Presbytery took recess for 
lunch, after being led in prayer by Rev. W. K. Fitch. 



20 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

AFTERNOON SESSION: Presbytery reconvened at 
2:15 and was led in prayer by Rev. Billy Shaw Howell after 
the singing of the hymn, "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past". 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Ruling Elder Malcolm M. 
Clark was unanimously elected Moderator-Nominee for the 
next meeting of Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

The Commission on The Minister and His Work presented 
the following changes in the terms of ministers* calls which 
were approved and the churches commended: 

Bensalem for Dawes Graybeal, from $3,000 to $3,600. Expenses 
from $720 to $820. Benson for Lloyd Kay, expenses from $350 to 
$400. Bethel for Vance Baucom, salary $2,150 to , expenses 

$350 to $500. Bethesda for W. C. Neill, $4,800 to $5,200, expenses 
$10,20 to $1,200. Bluff for W. A. Brown, expenses from $700 to 
$1,000. Carthage for B. E, Dotson, from $4,800 to $5,000. Centre 
for A. A. Myers from $2,937.50 to $3,137.50. College for R. A. Mas- 
sey, expenses form $700 to $1,100. Culdee for W. K. Fitch, expenses 
from $800 to $1,300. Cypress from $1,680 to $1,920. Dunn First 
for Leslie C. Tucker, $7,400 to $8,000. Eagle Springs for Dawes 
Graybeal $420 to $600. Ebenezer for C. W. Kimbrough, expenses 
$800 to $1,000. Fairmont for W, N. Gordon, expenses $500 to $1,000. 
Galatia for H. Dewing Herring, expenses $700 to $900. Grove for 
R. A. Cromartie $1,728 to $2,428, expenses from $335.20 to $500. 
Highland for H. L. Black $8,100 to $9,000, expenses $700 to $1,300. 
Hope Mills for E. A. Whitlock, $2,00 to $2,100. Jackson Springs for 
T. A. Kernan, $3,900 to $4,200, expenses $700 to $800. Laurinburg 
First for A. N. Wells $7,500 to $8500. Lumberton First for R. L. 
Sloop $7,650 to $8,000. Maxton for W. S. Hamrick, $5,000 to $5,400, 
expenses $300 to $600. Middleton Heights for H. W. Gilkeson, 
$2,160 to $2,280, $120 for housing. Midway $2,900 to $3,200. Pem- 
broke for expense $200 to $250 for Ben J. Bass. Palestine $1,085 
to $1,170. Sardis$l,780 to $2,080 for R. S. Arrowood. Peace for 
Claire S. Albright $5,300 to $,400, expenses $1,000 to $1,100. Philippi 
for E. A. Whitlock, $960 to $1,056. Plainview for Lloyd Kay $1,152 
to $1,382, expense $350 to $400. Pleasant View for H. W. Gilkeson 
$240 to $330. Raeford for W. B. Heyward, $7,000 to $7,200, ex- 
pense $150 to $1,200. Red Springs for Robert Hall, $6,000 to $6,600. 
Rex for R. Y. Russell, expenses $350 to $500. Smyrna for A. A. 
Myers $1,962.50 to $2,062.50. Shiloh for Vance Baucom $2,150 to 

? expenses $350 to $500. Sunnyside for Jas. N. Grubb, sal- 
ary $3,600, household expense $600, professional expense $800. 
Vaughn Memorial for Jas. F. Miller $4,500 to $4,600. Westminster 
for R. O. Freeman, expense $500 to $700. 

MINISTER RECEIVED: Rev. B. E. Dotson introduced 
Rev. W. C. "Smiley" Williams who presented his letter of 
transfer from the Presbytery of Bluestone. Mr. Williams 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVIDLE PRESBYTERY 21 

was examined according to the Book of Church Order. The 
examination was sustained; Mr. Williams signed the Min- 
isters Affirmation and was enrolled as a member of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery. 

Rev. B. E. Dotson presented the report of the Commiss- 
ion on The Minister and His Work, reporting that Rev. 
James F. Miller had been granted transfer to the Presby- 
tery of Orange. Dissolving the pastoral relations between 
Rufus Cromartie and Grove and Unity Churches and re- 
commending that the call of Village Church be placed in 
his hands promising $5,000.00 per year salary, 7%% to 
M. A. F., $700.00 per year car expense. The call was accept- 
ed by him and the following order was made for Mr. Cro- 
martie's installation : Rev. Leslie C. Tucker to preside, Rev. 
Cheves Ligon to preach ; Rev. Frank Davison to charge the 
minister, Elder John Ratledge to charge the congregation, 
Elder Sgt. Albert Servie, Elder Aubrey McPhail, Ruling 
Elder M. L. Cromartie to be invited. 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES: Rev. Robert K. Gus- 
tafson made a report on the whereabouts and work of our 
Candidates. Motion prevailed that registered mail be sent 
to a candidate before any action be taken to drop such a 
candidate. 

RECEPTION OF CANDIDATE: Mr. Thomas Wilcox 
Currie, a student at Presbyterian College, Clinton, S. C. and 
a member of the Carthage Church was introduced as a can- 
didate by his pastor, Rev. B. E. Dotson. 

Rev. Robert K. Gustafson, Chairman, reported that all 
requirements having been met, he be examined for recep- 
tion as a candidate for the ministry. Having been examined 
according the Book of Church Order he was enrolled. 

REV. JAMES F. MILLER RESIGNS: Rev. James F. 
Miller having resigned his pastorate at the Vaughn Memo- 
rial Church, and the Commission on The Minister and His 
Work, having dissolved the relationship and granted a letter 
of transfer to Orange Presbytery, Presbytery express grati- 
tude and appreciation to Rev. James F. Miller for his fine 
and diligent work in the Presbytery and in his church. 



22 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMISSION REPORTS: Commissions appointed by 
Presbytery to Ordain and Install Ministers were presented 
and admitted to record: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Julian Lake as pastor of the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:30 P.M., on October 28, 1962. The 
following were present: Ministers: Rev. James Appleby, Rev. Dan 
E. Norman, Rev. R. F. Sloop; Ruling Elders: Tolbert Johnson, Law- 
rence McNeill. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. R. F. 
Sloop was elected Chairman and Rev. James Appleby Clerk. The 
Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. Rev. 
R. F. Sloop presided and propounded the constitutional questions. 
Rev. James Appleby preached the sermon. Rev. Dan E. Norman 
charged the minister. Tolbert Johnson charged the congregation. 
Rev. Julian Lake was declared duly elected and installed as pastor 
of the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church according to the 
Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the bene- 
diction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Com- 
mission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

R. F. Sloop, Chairman 
James Appleby, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Vance Baucom as pastor of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 2:15 P.M., on December 9, 1962. The following 
were present: Ministers: W. B. Heyward, Ben F. Ferguson, Cheves 
Ligon; Ruling Elders: James Easterling, K. A. MacDonald, Harry 
Thornberg. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. Wm. B. 
Heyward was elected Chairman and Rev. Cheves Ligon Clerk. The 
Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. Rev. 
Wm. B. Heyward presided and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Rev. Cheves K. Ligon preached the sermon. Rev. B. F. Fer- 
guson charged the minister. Elder K. A. McDonald charged the 
congregation. Rev. Vance Baucom was declared duly elected and 
installed as pastor of the Shiloh Church according to the Book of 
Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by 
the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

W. B. Heyward, Chairman 
Cheves K. Ligon, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Vance Baucom as pastor of the Bethel Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 6:45 P.M., on December 9, 1962. The following 
were present: Ministers: W. B. Heyward, Ben F. Fergusin, Cheves 
K. Ligon; Ruling Elders: James Easterling, K. A. McDonald, Harry 
Thornberg. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. W. B. Hey- 
ward was elected Chairman and Rev. Cheves Ligon, Clerk. The Com- 
mission then met with the congregation of the Church. Rev. W. B. 
Heyward presided and propounded the constitutional questions. 
Rev. Cheves K. Ligon preached the sermon. Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 23 

charged the minister. Elder K. A. McDonald charged the congrega- 
tion. Rev. Vance Baucom was declared duly elected and installed as 
pastor of the Bethel Church according to the Book of Church Order. 
The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly in- 
stalled minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted and 
the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

W. B. Heyward, Chairman 
Cheves K. Ligon, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth as pastor of the Rowland Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:15 P.M., on December 16, 1962. The 
following were present: Ministers: Benjamin Bass, Paul Hanks, 
Cheves Ligon; Ruling Elders: W. E. McCallum, C. D. Potter, R. G. 
Campbell. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. Ben Bass was 
elected Chairman and Rev. C. K. Ligon, Clerk. The Commission 
then met with the congregation of the Church. Rev. Ben Bass pre- 
sided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. Cheves 
Ligon preached the sermon. Elder W. E. McCallum charged the 
minister. Rev. Paul Hanks charged the congregation. Rev. Charles 
J. Hollingsworth was declared duly elected and installed as pastor 
of the Rowland Church according to the Book of Church Order. The 
service was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed 
minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted and the 
Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Ben J. Bass, Chairman 
Cheves K. Ligon, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth as pastor of the Iona Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 3:15 P.M., on December 16, 1962. The 
following were present: Ministers: Benjamin Bass, Paul Hanks, 
Cheves Ligon; Ruling Elders: W. E. McCallum, R. L. Campbell. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. Ben Bass was elected Chair- 
man and Rev. C. K. Ligon, Clerk. The Commission then met with 
the congregation of the Church. Rev. Ben Bass presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. Cheves Ligon preached 
the sermon. Elder R. L. Campbell charged the minister. Rev. Paul 
Hanks charged the congregation. Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth was 
declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Iona Church 
according to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded 
with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes 
of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned 
with prayer. 

Ben J. Bass, Chairman 
Cheves K. Ligon, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. W. E. Massey, Jr. as pastor of the Church in the Pines Presby- 
terian Church met at the church at 7:20 p.m., on January 6, 1963. 
The following were present: Ministers: Billy S. Howell, Albert N. 
Wells, Robert K. Gustafson; Ruling Elders: T. C. McKnight, John 
C. Cahoun, Robert R. Walker, William E. Massey, Jr. The meeting 



24 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

was opened with prayer. Billy S. Howell was elected Chairman and 
Robert R. Walker, Clerk. The Commission then met with the con- 
gregation of the Church. Billy S. Howell presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Dr. A. N. Wells preached the sermon. 
R. K. Gustafson charged the minister. Elder T. C. McKnight charged 
the congregation. Rev. William E. Massey, Jr. was declared duly 
elected and installed as pastor of the Church in the Pines Church 
according to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded 
with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes 
of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned 
with prayer. 

Billy S. Howell, Jr., Chairman 
Robert R. Walker, Clerk 

WOMEN OF THE CHURCH: Rev. Ben J. Bass, Chair- 
man, presented Mrs. R. P. Brown, Past President of the 
Women of Fayetteville Presbytery, who read the Annual 
Report. The report was received as information. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. H. Hoover Bear made 
a report on Christian Education. Deans of Presbytery's 
Leadership Schools made verbal reports. The report was 
received as information and the last two recommendations 
were tabled until the next meeting of Presbytery. 

1. That the Christian Education Committee request 
Fayetteville Presbytery to affirm the equal ownership and 
right to the use of Camp Monroe by all members of Presby- 
tery. 

2. That Presbytery empower the Christian Education 
Committee to work out the implementation of this principle. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. W. B. Heyward, Chair- 
man, presented the report of the Committee on Church Ex- 
tension. The report was received and the following recom- 
mendations were adopted : 

1. That Bensalem-Eagle Springs and Providence-Berea 
be commended for having attained self-support. 

2. That each church select a Barnabas Fellowship con- 
tact man and woman and send their names to T. C. Mc- 
Knight, Rt. 1, Laurel Hill. 

3. That the Presbytery double the membership of Bar- 
nabas. 



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SESSIONAL RECORDS: Mr. Roger Hall presented the 
Committee of the Whole on Sessional Records. The report 
was received as information. 

In lieu of a report from the Standing Committee of Res- 
olutions, Presbytery expressed appreciation to Dr. Ansley 
C. Moore and the College for the gracious welcome and hos- 
pitality and to Dr. Lawrence G. Calhoun for his fine address 
on Brazil, and for the great challenge presented by him. 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: The place of the next 
meeting was placed in the hands of the Stated Clerk, Ex- 
ecutive Secretary and Moderator. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes were read 
and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery was adjourned with 
prayer. 

Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 
Billy Shaw Howell, Jr., Moderator. 

Attest : Robert S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 



26 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIRST 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, May 28, 1963. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and 
Forty-first Stated Meeting at the Westminster Presbyterian 
Church, Fayetteville, N. C. on May 28, 1963 at 9:30 A. M. 
and was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Billy S. 
Howell, Jr. After the singing of "In Christ There Is No 
East nor West", the Presbytery was led in prayer by the 
Moderator. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 

C. S. Albright, W. M. Alexander, James Appleby, R. S. Arrow- 
wood, Ben J. Bass, Vance Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, H. L. Black, 
Woodson P. Booth, W. A. Brown, Vernon S. Broyles, III, Leslie 
Bullock, Laurence G. Calhoun, William Chappell, R. A. Cromartie, 
Frank A. Davison, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, Ben Ferguson, 
W. K. Fitch, Jr., Wm. R. Floyd, R. O. Freeman, Howard W. Gilkeson, 
W. S. Golden, Wm. N. Gordon, D. B. Graybeal, Jas. N. Grubb, R. K. 
Gustafson, P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Paul L. Hanks, W. Spencer Hamrick, 
Robert M. Hart, Richard P. Hayes, H. Dewey Herring, W. B. Hey- 
ward, S. L. Heibert, Chas. J. Hollingsworth, Billy Shaw Howell, Jr., 
Lloyd Kay, Tom Kernan, C. W. Kimbrough, Louis C. LaMotte, Jul- 
ian Lake, C. K. Ligon, H. A. McBath, J. B. MacLeod, R. A. Massey, 
W. B. Massey, Jr., Guy M. Morrow, A. A. Myers, Jr., J. D. Nessel- 
rodt, W. C. Neill, Dan E, Norment, Robert F. Park, R. H. Poole, 
R. L. Prince, R. Y. Russell, F. M. Scarlette, Jr., B. O. Shannon, J. D. 
Stewart, J. V. C. Summerell, Roy Taylor, A. C. Trivette, L. C. 
Tucker, Jr., A. N. Wells, Elinos Whitlock, Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. 
Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives : 

Antioch, W. T. Everleigh; Ashpole, W. B. Bracey; Barbecue, 
T. W. Campbell; Bensalem, Carl Monroe; Benson, Hunter Woodall; 
Bethel, D. j". Dalton; Bluff, Billy T. Hair; Bonnie Doone, Theron R. 
Johnson; Brownson Memorial, Robert M. McMillan; Bunnlevel, R. E. 
Byrd; Cameron, Henry Gichrist; Cameron Hill, D. A. Huffines; Car- 
thage, W. W. Dalrymple; Cedar Rock, C. T. Thomas; Centre, D. H. 
Wilkinson; Church in the Pines, Edwin Morgan; Church of the 
Covenant, J. Frank Darden; College Heights, William C. Swann; 
Comfort, Fred Blount; Culdee, H. H. McKenzie; Dunn, R. L. Rems- 
burg; Ebenezer, Kirk Ennis; Ephesus, Colin Black; Eureka, Joe Blue; 
Fairmont, J. Wilton Lewis; Fayetteville First, J. Scott McFayden; 
Flat Branch, S. P. Stone; Galatia, L. H. Koonce; Highland, Jas. A. 



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Little; Hope Mills, Willard P. Smith; Laurel Hill, John A. Barber; 
Laurinburg First, K. J. Shaw; Lillington, Connie E, Bass; Lumber- 
ton, A. T. Parmele; McMillan, W. C. R. Williams; McPherson, M. M. 
Clark; Manley, Frank Wilson; Maxton, Marshall W. Thompson; 
Middleton Heights, Walter C. Mudd; Midway, Lee McFarland; Mont- 
pelier, W. C. Covington; Olivia, A. J. Coleman; Palestine, W. T. 
Reaves; Peace, F. Smith; Pembroke, C. F. Perry; Plainview, Judd 
Barbour; Priest Hill, Irvin Priest; Providence, Elbert Stephenson; 
Raeford, Harry A. Greene; Red Springs, Ben Campen, Jr.; Rex. 
H. P. Johnson; Riverside, Ralph Wade; Rowland, R. L. Campbell; 
Sardis, W. E. Giles; Shiloh, N. F. Sinclair; Smyrna, Lonnie Smith, 
Spring Lake; F. H. Herring; Summerville, Neill McK. Ross; Sunny- 
side, Lonnie Owen; St. Pauls, Jas. M. Livingston; Union, Jesse 
Briggs; Unity, Henry T. Barefoot; Vass, N. N. McLean; Vaughn 
Memorial, George W. McKinney; Village, Douglas L. Meares; West 
End, J. Hawley Poole; Westminster, Claude Darling. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: The following were excused 
for non-attendance: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Rev. R. G. Hall, Rev. 
C. Rees Jenkins, Rev. G. C. Currie, Rev. Owen L. Norment, 
and Rev. A. D. Carswell. 

MINISTER INTRODUCED: Rev. LeRoy Horsley of the 
Georgia-Carolina Presbytery was introduced and invited to 
sit as a Visiting Brother. 

ORGANIZATION: Elder M. M. Clark was elected Mod- 
erator and Elders Tom Garner and James Little were elec- 
ted Temporary Clerks by acclamation. 

WELCOME : A welcome to the Presbytery was given by 
the pastor of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Rev. 
Robert 0. Freeman. 

PROGRAM: Rev. Billy Shaw Howell, Jr., presented the 
docket of Presbytery as the program for this meeting. It 
was amended and approved. 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The following Standing 
Committees were appointed by the Moderator: Bills and 
Overtures: Rev. Billy Shaw Howell, Jr., Rev. H. L. Wilson, 
Gen. Robert Hill. Resolutions: Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie, 
Rev. Vernon Broyles, III, Mr. Scott McFayden. Installations : 
Rev. H. L. Black, Rev. W. H. Chappell, Mr. W. T. Reaves 

REPORT OF COMMISSION: The report of the Commiss- 
ion to install Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie as pastor of Village 



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Presbyterian Church was admitted to record and is as fol- 
lows: 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie as pastor of the Village Presbyterian 
Churdh met at the church at 7:30 P.M., on February 24, 1963. The 
following were present: Ministers: Leslie C. Tucker, Jr., Cheves K. 
Ligon, Spencer Hamrick, Frank A. Davison; Ruling Elders: John 
W. Rutledge, Albert Servie, Aubrey McPhail, M. L. Cromartie (vis- 
iting brother). The meeting was opened with prayer. Leslie C. 
Tucker, Jr., was elected Chairman and Frank A. Davison, Clerk. The 
Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. Leslie 
C. Tucker, Jr. presided and propounded the constitutional questions. 
Cheves K. Ligon preached the sermon. Spencer Hamrick charged 
the minister. John W. Rutledge charged the congregation. Rev. 
Rufus A. Cromartie was declared duly elected and installed as 
pastor of the Village Church according to the Book of Church Order. 
The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly in- 
stalled minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted and 
the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Leslie C. Tucker, Jr., Chairman 
Frank A. Davison, Clerk 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
The Report of the Commission on The Minister and His 

Work was presented by the chairman, Rev. B. E. Dotson 

and is as follows : 

The following actions have been taken since the last meeting 
of Presbytery: 

(1) Approved the retirement of The Reverend Mr. D. L. Jones, 
May 5, 1963, and that he be honorably retired. 

(2) Approved the resignation of The Reverend Mr. James 
Grubb to do clinical study at Duke Medical Center. 

(3) Approved the calls to The Reverend Mr. R. S. Arrowood 
to remain as Stated Supply for another year at Sardis and Palestine 
Churches. 

(4) Approved the call to The Reverend Mr. Millard Stevens 
from the First Church Fayetteville, as Associate Pastor. 

(5) Approved the call to The Reverend Mr. David H. Moylan 
from the Ashpole Church. 

(6) Approved the calls to The Reverend Mr. Billy Herring 
from Godwin and McMillan Churches. 

(7) Approved the call to The Reverend Mr. C. I. Calcote from 
the Manly Church. 

(8) Approved the call to The Reverend Mr. George Chaney 
from the West End Church. 



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(9) Approved the call to The Reverend Mr. Grant Sharp from 
the Session of Highland Church, Fayetteville, to serve as Minister 
of Education. 

Respectfully, 

B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

MINISTER RECEIVED : The transfer of Rev. Grant M. 
Sharp from the Presbytery of Bethel was received by the 
Presbytery. Mr. Sharp was examined according to the Book 
of Church Order and having signed the Minister's Obliga- 
tion was enrolled as a member of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The call of the Session of Highland Church as Minister 
of Education: salary $5,500, manse allowance $1,500, car 
allowance $600 and Minister's Annuity was placed in his 
hands and accepted by him. 

CAMP MONROE LOAN : Rev. Paul L. Hanks presented 
the following recommendations which were adopted, and 
the Moderator and Stated Clerk were authorized to furnish 
an official copy to be filed at the bank. 

1. That the Trustees of Camp Monroe be authorized by 
Fayetteville Presbytery to borrow not more than $10,000.00, 
making the total indebtedness not more than $17,000.00, on 
the property of Camp Monroe, to enable the Trustees to pay 
for the major expense of re-constructing the dam at Camp 
Monroe. 

That permission be granted the Trustees of Fayetteville 
Presbytery to execute a mortgage on the property of Camp 
Monroe to secure a loan as provided for in the above recom- 
mendation. 

AMENDMENT TO MANUAL: The following amend- 
ment to the Manual was approved: 

On page 7 of Manual 3. STATED CLERK. 

(b) The Minutes and Reports of Presbytery shall be 
printed under his direction annually in a single volume, and 
mimeographed synopsis reports of Presbytery meetings 
shall be mailed to all ministers and representatives as soon 
as possible after each meeting. He shall have sufficient cop- 



30 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ies of the Annual Minutes printed to mail two copies to 
each active minister and one to each retired minister in the 
Presbytery, one copy to each Clerk of Session, and one to 
each person serving on a major committee who is not cov- 
ered by the aforementioned categories; and to such agen- 
cies of the Church who request copies. 

On page 17 of Manual. 

(h) CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH— Six members- 
two ministers, two physicians and two laymen. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, 
Chairman, presented the report of Presbytery's Council. 
The report was received as information and the following 
recommendations were adopted: 

1. That the Committee on the Presbyterian Foundation 
be dissolved and that the work of the Committee be placed 
under the Committee on Assembly's and Synod's Agencies. 

2. That a Committee be appointed to study the Total 
Program of the Presbytery composed of the following mem- 
bers: Rev. R. G. Hall, Chairman; Rev. J. V. C. Summerell, 
Elders James Little, Fayetteville ; K. J. Shaw, Laurinburg; 
Eugene Smith, Dunn; and Mrs. Myrton T. Stewart, Car- 
thage. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Rev. L. C. LaMotte, 
Chairman, made the report of Nominating Committee ; That 
Mr. J. B. Cameron and Mr. McKay Blue be re-elected Trus- 
tees of the Sandy Grove Church Property. That Rev. W. E. 
Massey, Jr. succeed Rev. D. L. Jones on the Committee on 
Annuities and Relief. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. H. Hoover Bear, 
Chairman, presented the report of the Committee on Christ- 
ian Education which was received as information and the 
following recommendations adopted: 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That churches, through Session, Christian Education Com- 
mittee or Sunday School Superintendent, inform their children's 
teachers of the training opportunity offered in the Area Laboratory 
School, Montreat, June 16-21; and that in every way possible, tea- 
chers be encouraged to attend. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 31 

2. That Sessions, who have not already done so, seriously con- 
sider the Covenant Life Curriculum as the official program of the 
Church, and take action on its adoption. 

3. That Sessions inform their Church School leaders about 
the Curriculum Previews, and encourage full attendance at Curricu- 
lum Previews, which will be held to help teachers of adults and 
those responsible for Church School administration. 

4. That the men of each local church sponsor a delegate from 
their community to the North Carolina Christian Youth Conference 
in Fayetteville June 10-15. 

5. That the men of each local church encourage attendance 
from their group to the Assembly Men's Convention, Dallas, Texas, 
June 20-23. 

6. That teaching elders be reminded of their obligation to 
Presbytery in this responsibility and the opportunity that is theirs 
in the Presbytery's Camping program. 

7. That Sessions of local churches discuss the responsibility 
and opportunity that is theirs in the Presbytery's camping program; 
and that they make every effort to enlist from their congregation 
persons qualified to serve as camp counselors. 

8. That the recommendations tabled at the winter meeting of 
Presbytery, February 5, 1963, be consdiered at this time: 

a. That the Christian Education Committee request Fayette- 
ville Presbytery to affirm the equal ownership and right to use of 
Camp Monroe by all members of Presbytery. 

b. That Presbytery empower the Christian Education Com- 
mittee to work out the implementation of this principle. 

The recommendations were considered and adopted. 

In connection with the above report Rev. Robert F. 
Sloop addressed the Presbytery on the Covenant Life Cur- 
riculum. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess after being led in 
prayer and thanksgiving by Rev. Robert 0. Freeman. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Ruling Elder Crawford Mc- 
Kethan was elected Moderator-Nominee for the next meet- 
ing of Presbytery. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: Rev. Robert K. Gustafson made 
a report on Higher Education which was received as infor- 
mation. 



32 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES: Rev. Claire S. Al- 
bright, Chairman of the Sub-committee on Candidates re- 
commended that Candidate Leslie L. McNeill be dropped 
from the roll of candidates. The recommendation was adopt- 
ed. 

STEWARDSHIP: Rev. A. N. Wells reported on Steward- 
ship which was received as information. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. W. B. Heyward, Chair- 
man, introduced Rev. W. H. Chappell, Chairman of the Sub- 
Committee on Home Missions who presented the following 
report : 

HOME MISSION COMMITTEE 

The Home Mission Committee met with members of the Church 
Extension Committee of Georgia-Carolina Presbytery to acquaint 
itself with the work of Mt. Pelier and Amy Chapel Churches. Mr. 
Lawrence Bottoms of the Assembly's Board of Church Extension 
attended as consultant and advisor. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the salary of Mr. Leroy Horsley, pastor of the Mt. 
Pelier and Amy Chapel churches be supplemented by $300, that his 
Manse allowance be supplemented by $180, that Mr. Charles Hol- 
lingsworth, pastor of the Rowland Church, and Mr. E. H. McKinnon, 
elder , be appointed contact men between the churches and Fay- 
etteville Presbytery, that the leadership program of the Presbytery 
be made available to these churches, and that the $2400 salary from 
the Assembly's Board to Mr. Horsley be channeled through the 
Fayetteville Presbytery Church Extension Committee. 

2. That Dundarrach Church be dissolved, and that the mem- 
bers on roll be assigned to Antioch Church; that the property be 
placed on sale and that the Executive Secretary and Stated Clerk 
serve as agents. 

3. That the Barnabas Fellowship be used for new work and 
for new construction in Home Mission Churches. 

4. That the Peace Presbyterian Church request for a renewal 
of their loan from Synod be approved. The increase would be from 
the present amount of $6,328.40 to the original amount of $10,000.00. 

5. That Lloyd Kay and Elinos Whitlock, Home Mission pastors, 
be approved as representatives to the Church Extension Conference 
at Montreat, August 1-7. They receive 2c per mile and $15.00 
allowance for entertainment from the Assembly's Board of Church 
Extension. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 33 

ORGANIZATION OF CHURCH: Rev. Howard W. Gil- 
keson presented a petition from Friendship Chapel that a 
Commission be appointed to organize the Chapel into a 
Church. The request was granted and the following Com- 
mission was appointed: Ruling Elders: Julian C. Priest, 
Walter C. Mudd, Edwin Morgan, Rod D. McLaurin, A. B. 
Hafer, E. H. Evans, Sr., H. W. Malloy, and Reverends A. N. 
Wells, W. H. Chappell, W. B. Heyward, C. K. Ligon. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. Robert 
F. Park, Chairman, presented Rev. F. M. Scarlette, Jr., who 
spoke to the Presbytery on Montreat. The report was re- 
ceived as information. 

RESOLUTIONS : The report on resolutions was present- 
ed by Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie. The report was adopted by 
a rising vote and is as follows : Presbytery wishes to express 
to the host church, the pastor, the Women of the Church 
and members of the congregation for the reception given to 
Presbytery; the efficient manner in which the meal was 
served and the good work being done. We express our ap- 
preciation to Mrs. T. E. Parker and Mrs. R. 0. Freeman for 
the music rendered at this meeting of Presbytery. We would 
commend Ruling Elder M. M. Clark for the spirit in which 
the meeting of Presbytery was conducted. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes of the 
meeting were read, corrected, and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
led by Rev. James Appleby, to meet at Centre Presbyterian 
Church, September 24, 1963, at 9:30 A.M. 

M. M. Clark, Moderator 
Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk. 
ATTEST: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 



34 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



CALLED MEETING 

Fayetteville, N. C, July 16, 1963. 

Pursuant to the call of the Moderator, the Presbytery 
of Fayetteville met in the Rankin Building of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville on July 16, 1963 at 
10:30 A.M. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, El- 
der M. M. Clark. The opening prayer was led by the Pastor 
of the Moderator, Rev. Frank M. Scarlette, Jr. 

ENROLLMENT : The following ministers were enrolled : 

R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, Hubert L. Black, Woodson 
Booth, W. A. Brown, Lawrence G. Calhoun, George R. Chaney, Jr., 
B. E, Dotson, W. R. Floyd, William N. Gordon, Dawes G. Graybeal, 
H. Dewey Herring, Billy Shaw Howell, Jr., Tom Kernan, Julian 
Lake, C. K. Ligon, Wm. E. Massey, Jr., Guy M. Morrow, David H. 
Moylan, Albert A. Myers, W. C. Neill, R. H. Poole, R. Y. Russell, 
Frank M. Scarlett, Jr., B. O. Shannon, Grant M. Sharp, John D. 
Stewart, J. V. C. Summerell, A. C. Trivette, Elinos Whitlock, Jr., 
Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives: 

Bensalem, Allen M. Monroe; Brownson Memorial, Dr. R. M. 
McMillan; Cameron Hill, D. A. Huffines; Centre, D. H. Wilkinson; 
Church in the Pines, John Calhoun; Fairmont, W. L, Brady; Fay- 
etteville 1st., J. Scott McFayden; Flat Branch, Neill McDonald; 
Galatia, Herman Koonce; Godwin, J. E. Graham; McMillan, Worth 
Collier; McPherson, M. M. Clark; Maxton, Marshall A. Thompson; 
Smyrna, L. P. Smith; St. Pauls, C. L. Ballance; West End, J. H. Poole. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: The following ministers were 
excused for non-attendance : C. W. Kimbrough, Jas. Apple- 
by, R. G. Hall, R. A. Cromartie, A. N. Wells, R. F. Sloop, 
Vernon Broyles, III, Roy Taylor, C. S. Albright, H. W. Gil- 
keson, R. A. Massey, C. J. Hollingsworth, Spencer Hamrick, 
W. C. Crumpler. 

SERMON BY CANDIDATE: Candidate Billy H. Her- 
ring preached his sermon before the Presbytery from the 
text, Heb. 4:15. The sermon was approved as a satisfactory 
part of trial. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 35 

CALL FOR MEETING READ: The Call for this meet- 
ing was read by the Moderator and is as follows : 

The constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville 
Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the Rankin Building of the 
Fayetteville First Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on Tuesday, July 16, 
1963, at 10:30 A. M., to transact the following business, if the way 
be clear: 

1. To examine and receive the following ministers: Rev. 
David H. Moylan, from Bethel Presbytery; Rev. Millard Stevens 
from Albemarle Presbytery; Rev. George Cheney from Hanover 
Presbytery. 

2. To examine for ordination Mr. Billy H. Herring. 

3. To receive Candidates for the Ministry, if there be any. 

4. To attend to any business growing out of the above. 

The report of the Examining Committee, Rev. Leslie C. 
Bullock, Chairman, was read by Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chair- 
man of the Commission on the Minister and his Work, ap- 
proving a recommendation that Candidate Billy H. Herring, 
having been examined on all prescribed areas, be ordained 
by Fayetteville Presbytery. Mr. Herring was examined as 
to his Christian Experience by the Moderator. He then 
made a brief statement of his faith. The examination as 
a whole was sustained as satisfactory. 

The call of the Godwin Church, promising a $2,100.00 
salary, $500.00 professional expenses, M.A.F., Manse, 1 
month's vacation, % Group insurance, % moving expense; 
and from the McMillan Church, promising the same. Mr. 
Herring indicated his willingness to accept the calls. The 
following order was made for his Ordination and Installa- 
tion: 

Ordination and Installation at McMillan Church July 
28th, 1963, at 7:00 p. m. Rev. W. H. Chappell to preside 
and preach, Rev. W. A. Brown to charge the congregation, 
Rev. H. Dewey Herring to charge the minister. 

Ruling Elders: J. E. Graham, T. W. Strickland, F. H. 
Herring. 

Installation at Godwin Church at 8:15, July 28; 1963: 
Same as above. 



36 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work, read the following Certificates of 
Transfer : From Bethel Presbytery for Rev. David H. Moy- 
lan ; from Albemarle Presbytery for Rev. Millard Stephens ; 
from Hanover Presbytery for Rev. George R. Cheney, Jr. 
These Brethren were then examined as to their views in 
accordance with the Book of Church Order. The examina- 
tion was sustained as satisfactory. Having signed the 
Ministers Obligation they were enrolled as members of 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Calls were presented as follows : From Ashpole Church 
for Rev. David H. Molan, promising a salary of $5,000.00 
per year, M.A.F., Manse, one month's vacation, hospital 
insurance, $1,000.00 per year professional expenses. From 
the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville for the serv- 
ices of Rev. Millard M. Stephens as Associate Minister, 
$5,700.00 per year salary, M.A.F., Manse, one month's va- 
cation, $600.00 per year car allowance, hospital insurance. 
From West End Presbyterian Church for Rev. George R. 
Cheney, Jr., annual salary of $4,500.00, 10% to M.A.F., 
$720.00 per year professional expenses, Social Security, 
hospital insurance, moving expenses. 

Arrangements were made for their installation as 
follows : 

For Rev. Millard M. Stephens as Associate Minister of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville to be in- 
stalled July 21, at 11:00 A.M. 

The following Commission was appointed: Rev. J. V. 
C. Summerell, Rev. Grant Sharp, Rev. C. Rees Jenkins, 
Elders John Ormsby, Harvey Oliver, L, L. Rouse. 

For Rev. David H. Moylan at Ashpole on August 25, 
1963, at 8:00 P. M. Rev. Robert K. Gustafson, Rev. Grant 
C. Sharp, Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth. Elders Edwin H. 
McKinnon, McMurray McKeller, Edwin McCallom. Visitors : 
Rev. Sam R. Hope, Orange Presbytery; Mr. Hope to preach 
the sermon; Ruling Elder Sam F. Broughton, Bethel Pres- 
bytery. 

For Rev. George R. Cheney, Jr., at West End, July 28, 
1963, at 8:00 P.M. Rev. B. E. Dotson to preside and pro- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 37 

pound the Constitutional Questions and charge the pastor; 
Rev. Robert Poole to preach the sermon ; Elder George Ross 
to charge the congregation; Rev. Dawes Graybeal to read 
Scripture and pray. Elders T. Clyde Auman and Hobson 
Tucker. 

The Minutes of the Called Session were read and ap- 
proved. 

Presbytery adjourned after being led in prayer by Chap- 
lain W. R. Floyd. 

Crawford B. MacKethan, Moderator 
Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



38 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SECOND 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Maxton, N. C, September 24, 1963. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and 
Forty-Second Stated Meeting at the Centre Presbyterian 
Church, Maxton, N. C, September 24, 1963, at 9:30 A.M. 
The Presbytery was called to order and led in prayer by the 
Moderator, Ruling Elder M. M. Clark. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery was led in a 
very reverent and meaningful Communion Service by Rev. 
A. A. Myers and Rev. William N. Gordon, assisted by the 
elders of the Centre and Smyrna Churches. The text for 
Mr. Myers' Communion Meditation was the same as the 
one used by Rev. Malcolm McNair in opening the Presby- 
tery at Centre in the year 1813: II Chron. 6:18, "But will 
God in very deed dwell with men on the earth?" 

MEMORIALS. Rev. Roy D. Taylor read a memorial 
to Rev. C. D. Patterson, and Rev. Dawes B. Graybeal read 
a memorial to Rev. G. S. Currie. Rev. P. H. Gwynn led 
the Presbytery in prayer for their families and in thanks- 
giving for their lives. 

A MEMORIAL TO THE REV. CHARLES DOWELL PATTERSON 

1902-1963 

The Rev. Charles Dowell Patterson, retired minister of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery, died on July 22, 1963, at the age of 60, at his 
son's home in Pollocksville, N. C. 

Mr. Patterson was born on August 29th, 1902, near Good water, 
Alabama. He received his college training at Davidson College, 
graduating from there in 1926. He then began his theological 
studies at the Biblical Seminary in New York, graduating in 1930. 
That same year, he was ordained by North Alabama Presbytery. 

Churches which Mr. Patterson has served are as follows: (1930- 
33) Limestone, near Athens, Ala., and Bryson Memorial at Hunts- 
ville, Ala. (1933-38) Spring Hill and Port Royal Churches at Spring 
Hill, Tennessee. (1938-40) Ripley Church in West Tennessee. (1940- 
44) Parkview Church, Memphis, Tenn. (1944-48) Porterdale Church 
in Georgia (Porterdale). (1948-55) Meadowbrook Church at Green- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 39 

ville, N. C. (1955-58) Cramerton, N. C. (1958-61) Bunnlevel Church 
at Bunnlevel, N. C. 

He was married to the former Elizabeth Askew of Decatur, 
Ga. They had one son, Samuel Curtis, who is pastor of the Pollocks- 
ville and Croatan Presbyterian Churches in Wilmington Presby- 
tery. Other surviving members of his family include three sisters 
who reside in Alabama. 

Mr. "Pat", as many of his friends call him, was a faithful ser- 
vant of Christ. He was a loyal and able presbyter. And certainly, 
he was a beloved pastor. Under his leadership, the Bunnlevel 
Church became "self-supporting" and was strengthened in many 
ways. 

Mr. and Mrs. Patterson had hardly gotten settled in the Bunn- 
level Manse when he suffered a severe stroke. After some months 
of recuperating, however, Mr. "Pat" was able to take up his work 
again. Though physically weakened by the stroke, he gave himself 
unreservedly to the Lord's Work. 

Having served the Church for several months more, Mr. "Pat" 
decided that because of his physical condition he would not be able 
to continue as minister of the Bunnlevel Church. It was indeed a 
sad occasion when Mr. "Pat" asked the congregation to release him 
from his pastoral duties. 

Because of strong bonds of love and friendship, the Pattersons 
retired in the Bunnlevel community. By word and example, Mr. 
"Pat" endeared himself to practically every person in Bunnlevel. It 
was not uncommon to hear someone say of him: "He is one of the 
most Christ-like persons I've ever seen." 

I first came to know and respect Mr. "Pat" when he was my 
pastor of the Meadowbrook Presbyterian Church in Greenville, N. 
C. Greenville being my home, I had several contacts with him and 
his family while he was minister there. His son, Curtis, and I at- 
tended high school together, and following college, we found our- 
selves together again at Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, 
Va. 

It never occurred to me that one day I would be called to be 
pastor of the Church in which his father had served. But providenti- 
ally, or not, as I was about to complete my theological training, a 
call from the Bunnlevel Church was given me. 

Having accepted the call, one of the first things I did was to 
seek the counsel of Mr. "Pat". From that initial conversation until 
his death, I found him to be extremely understanding, helpful, and 
encouraging. His keen wit too was always a delight. And as long 
as he was able, Mr. "Pat" attended Church with a regularity that 
could hardly be matched. He seemed willing at every turn to give 
the new pastor genuine support. 

I shall always cherish his faithfulness and his many words and 
acts of kindness. Though older and much more experienced than 1, 
nevertheless, from the very start, I had the conviction that Mr. 



40 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

"Pat" had accepted me as his pastor. The warm friendship we en- 
joyed will continue to be a source of strength and inspiration to me. 

Though Mr. "Pat's" preaching ministry was cut short by un- 
timely illness, there was never any trace of bitterness. His counten- 
ance always revealed that he unquestionably believed that God was 
working out his eternal purpose in his life . . . "that all things work 
together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called 
according to his purpose." (Rom. 8:28) 

Mr. "Pat's" faith and courage in face of sickness and readjust- 
ment will long be remembered by those who knew him. His Christ- 
ian example will continue to manifest itself in the Bunnlevel Church 
and Community. His influence will continue to be realized in the 
lives of scores of people whom he served in many places. 

When we recall the life of this beloved servant of Christ, we 
can only join voice and heart in sincere praise and thanksgiving. 
His presence will be greatly missed, but his ministry will live on 
through the years. 

It was surely true of Mr. "Pat" as it was of him who said: "I 
have fought a good fight, I have finished my course, I have kept 
the faith." 

And so to him as to every Christian who has labored diligently 
and devoutedly for Christ, come the words of the Master Himself: 

"Well done, thou good and faithful servant . . . enter thou unto 
the joy of Thy Lord." 



MEMORIAL FOR THE REV. GROVER C. CURRIE 

Grover Cleveland Currie was the son of Daniel Archibald Blue 
Currie and Margaret Mclnnis Currie. He was born in Moore County, 
North Carolina, July 19, 1885. He died in the same county near 
West End, North Carolina, August 8, 1963. Given here is a brief 
summary of this man's life. His faithful work stands as witness 
to God's use of one of His servants to establish His kingdom through 
the pastoral ministry. 

Grover Cleveland Currie received his high school education in 
Elise and Buies Creek Academies in North Carolina. He was grad- 
uated from Davidson College in the class of 1911, receiving the de- 
gree of Bachelor of Arts. He received his theological training in 
Louisville Presbyterian Theological Seminary, being graduated with 
the degree of Bachelor of Divinity in the class of 1914. The Pres- 
bytery of Arkansas licensed and ordained him July 4, 1914. His 
first pastorate was the First Presbyterian Church, Walnut Ridge, 
Arkansas; here he labored from 1914 until 1927. During these years 
he also served as stated supply for the Presbyterian Church in 
Harrisburg, Arkansas. February 16, 1915, Grover Cleveland Currie 
married Roberta Lee Carter of Carter's Mills, North Carolina. To 
this union were born two sons: Grover Cleveland, Jr., presently in 
business for himself in Charlotte, North Carolina; and Robert Arro- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE; PRESBYTERY 41 

wood, presently business manager of Davidson College; and also 
one daughter, Margaret, (Mrs. James H. El wood) of Greensboro, 
North Carolina. 

In 1927 the Rev. Grover Cleveland Currie became pastor of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Mullens, West Virginia. He served 
this pastorate until 1951 when he returned to Moore County and to 
the Presbytery of Fayetteville. 

From 1951 until 1958 he served the Eureka, Lakeview, and 
Manly Presbyterian Churches as pastor, and, after his retirement 
as stated supply. He was honorably retired by the Presbytery of 
Fayetteville December 31, 1957. 

For some years after his return to Moore County this minister 
(taught the adult men's Sunday school class in Bensalem Presby- 
terian Church, the church he joined as a youth. He also on several 
occasions graciously supplied the pulpit at the request of the ses- 
sion during the absence of pastors. Thus, he became for this church 
a source of courage and unity when the old Bensalem building was 
destroyed by fire in 1959. He is gratefully remembered as one of 
the leaders in the church's rebuilding after the fire. He continued 
teaching the men's class until failing health forced him to full re- 
tirement. 

Grover Cleveland Currie was a man of keen insight and clever 
wit, who used his gifts to the glory of God. He was an exceptional 
Bible expositor whose sermons brought the Word of God to man. 
He was a pastor who sought the lost in the name of Christ and 
helped them to respond to Him in faith. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 

Claire S. Albright, W. M. Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Ben J. 
Bass, Vance Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, H. L. Black, Woodson P. 
Booth, W. A. Brown, Vernon S. Broyles, III., Leslie C. Bullock, 
W. H. Chappell, George R. Chaney, Jr., Rufus A. Cromartie, W. M. 
Crumplen, Frank A. Davison, J. Ray Dickens, Ben J. Ferguson, 
W. R. Floyd, R. O. Freeman, H. W. Gilkeson, W. S. Golden, W. N. 
Gordon, Dawes Graybeal, Robert K. Gustufson, P. H. Gwynn, Jr., 
R. G. Hall, W. Spencer Hamrick, Paul L. Hanks, Robert M. Hart, 
Richard P. Hayes, Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey Herring, C. J. Hol- 
lingsworth, Billy S. Howell, Jr., C. Rees Jenkins, Lloyd Kay, Tom 
Kernan, C. W. Kimbrough, Louis C. LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, James 

B. MacLeod, Wm. E, Massey, Jr., R. A. Massey, Guy M. Morrow, 
David Maylan, A. A. Myers, W. C. Neill, Julian D. Nesselrodt, Dan 

E. Norman, Robert F. Park, R. H. Poole, R. L, Prince, R. Y. Russell, 

F. M. Scarlett, Jr., G. M. Sharp, R F. Sloop, Millard Stephens, J. D. 
Stewart, J. V. C. Summerell, Roy Taylor, A. C. Trivette, Leslie C. 
Tucker, Jr., Robert M. Urie, A. N. Wells, E, A. Whitlock, Jr., Frank 

C. Wilkinson, H. L. Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives: 



42 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Antioch, Arch McEachern; Ashpole, C. A. Alford; Bensalem, 
Harold Blue; Benson, W. R. Johnson; Bethel, Lee Maxwell; Bethesda, 
W. H. McNeill; Bluff, M. H. Lupo; Bonnie Doon, I. R. Johnson; 
Brownson Memorial, J. W. Causey; Bunnlevel, R. G-. Shaw; Came- 
ron, Grady E. Edmonds; Cape Fear, Ernest Brown; Carthage, Leon- 
ard T. Miller; Cedar Rock, John Mason; Centre, E, W. Stanton; 
Church in the Pines, R. R. Walker; Church of the Covenant, G. L. 
McNeill; Community, H. A. Campbell; Culdee, Worth Blue; Cypress, 
D. A. McNeill; Dunn, Louis P. West; Ebenezer, Clyde S. Denning; 
Elise, Arnold Swindell; Ephesus, D. C. Holder; Erwin, Alton Mc- 
Donald; Fayette ville First, Crawford MacKethan; Fairmont, W. L. 
Brady; Flat Branch, Angus D. Shaw; Galatia, W. M. Monroe; High- 
land, J. T. Monroe; Hope Mills, A. L. Bynum; Iona, Robert Mc- 
Millan; Jackson Springs, W. Edgar Graham; Laurel Hill, A. R. Mc- 
Millan; Laurinburg, John G. Gaw; Leaflet, Levern Hughes; Lum- 
berton 2 Hector MacLean; McPherson, M. M. Clark; Maxton, Marshall 

A. Thompson; McMillan, W. C. R. Williams; Middleton Heights, 
Johnnie P. Dozier; Midway, R. L. Lytch; Mt. Tabor, W. D. Brown; 
Parkton, J. Lacy Armstrong; Peace, Robert E. McNeill; Pembroke, 
C. F. Perry; Pleasant View, Sam L. Brazelton; Priest Hill, J. M. 
Fields; Providence, T. F. Lee; Raeford, John F. Campbell; Raven 
Rock, Elisha Worrell; Red Springs, C. T. Johnson; Rev. J. L. T. 
Smith; Riverside, Ralph Wade; Rowland, R. L. Campbell; Sherwood, 
Harold Matthews; Shiloh, Fred W. Riley; Smyrna, Archie L. Mc- 
Intyre; Spring Lake, David A. Langley; Summerville, Neill McKay 
Ross; Union, J. M. Kelly; Vass, N. N. McLean; Vaughn Memorial, 
Ellis R. Beard; Village, Aubrey McPhail; West End, M. H. Tucker; 
Westminster, Herbert L. Cooke. 

ORGANIZATION: Ruling Elder Crawford MacKethan 
was elected Moderator, and Ruling Elders A. L. Bynum, Jr., 
and Herbert Cooke were elected Temporary Clerks. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED : The following ministers were 
excused for non-attendance: Rev. Drury L. Jones, Rev. S. 
L. Hiebert, Rev. Julian Lake, Rev. Owen L. Norment, Rev. 

B. 0. Shannon, Rev. H A. McBath, Rev. James Appleby, 
Rev. Kemper Fitch. 



INTRODUCTIONS: The following Brethren were in- 
troduced and invited to sit as Visiting Brethren: Rev. D. 
R. Freeman, of Knoxville Presbytery ; Rev. James M. Carr, 
Knoxville Presbytery; Rev. J. Mack Williams, Chaplain 
Charles Pittman. 



WELCOME: Rev. A. A. Myers, Jr., Pastor of Centre 
Church, gave a welcome to the Presbytery and spoke briefly 
on the History of Centre Church. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 43 

PROGRAM: Rev. A. A. Myers, Jr., Host Pastor, pre- 
sented the docket as the program of Presbytery, which was 
adopted. 

SESQUI-CENTENNIAL : Presbytery observed the 
Sesqui-Centennial in a short service. After the singing of 
Calvin's Hymn, "I Greet Thee, Who My Sure Redeemer 
Art," Rev. Robert S. Arrowood, Historian of Presbytery, 
spoke on The Schools and Colleges of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery. The hymn, "Our God, Our Help in Ages Past," was 
sung. Prayer was offered by Rev. Robert F. Sloop. 

STANDING COMMITTEES: Bills and Overtures: El- 
der M. M. Clark, Rev. R. F. Sloop, Rev. Roy D. Taylor. In- 
stallations: Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie, 
Elder Hector McLean. Resolutions: Rev. Robert Hart, 
Rev. Robert Freeman, Elder John Campbell. 

COMMUNICATIONS: Proposed Amendments to the 
Book of Church Order, sent down to the Presbyteries, were 
referred to the following Ad Interim Committee: Rev. Mil- 
lard Stephens, Chairman; Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Mr. Myers 
Tilghman, Mr. Robert McNeil. 

The reports of the following Commissions to Install 
were approved and admitted to record: 

To install Rev. David H. Moylan at Ashpole, Rev. George 
R. Cheney, Jr., at West End ; Rev. Grant M. Sharp as Assis- 
tant Pastor at Highland ; Rev. Millard Stephens as Associate 
Pastor at First, Fayetteville. 

The report of the Commission to ordain and install Rev. 
Billy H. Herring at McMillan and Godwin was approved 
and admitted to record. 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. David H. Moylan as pastor of the Ashpole Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 8:00 P.M., on August 25, 1963. The following 
were present: Ministers: Charles J. Hollingsworth, Paul L. Hanks; 
Ruling Elders: W. J. Faircloth, E. H. McKinnon, Sam F. Broughton, 
W. E. McCollum. The meeting was opened with prayer. Paul L. 
Hanks was elected Chairman and W. E. McCollum, Clerk. The 
Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. Paul 
L. Hanks presided and propounded the constitutional questions. 



44 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Charles J. Hollingsworth preached the sermon. Paul L. Hanks 
charged the minister. Mr. Sam F. Broughton charged the congre- 
gation. Rev. David H. Moylan was declared duly elected and in- 
stalled as pastor of the Ashpole Church according to the Book of 
Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by 
the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Paul L. Hanks, Chairman 
W. E. McCollum, Clerk 

Minutes of a commission to install Rev. George R. Cheney as 
pastor of the West End Presbyterian Church. 

The commission according to the appointment of Fayetteville 
Presbytery met at the West End Presbyterian Church July 28, 1963, 
at 8:00 P.M., with ministers B. E. Dotson, Dawes Graybeal and 
Robert H. Poole; Elders T. C. Auman, George R. Ross and M. H. 
Tucker and was opened with prayer by M. H. Tucker, quorum 
present. 

Rev. B. E. Dotson was elected moderator, Elder T. C. Auman, 
clerk. 

Rev. B. E. Dotson presided and led the congregation in a wor- 
ship service. Rev. Dawes Graybeal read the scripture. Rev. Rob- 
ert H. Poole preached from the 7th Chapter of John on "Why 
Christianity Lives." After Rev. B. E. Dotson recited the proceed- 
ings of Presbytery leading up to this service, and propounded the 
constitutional questions to both the minister and the congregation. 
These being answered in the affirmative, Rev. George R. Cheney 
was installed as pastor of the West End Presbyterian Church agree- 
able to the word of God and the Book of Church Order. 

The charge to the pastor was delivered by Rev. B. E. Dotson 
and to the congregation by Elder George R. Ross. 

The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced 
by the newly installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation 
came forward and gave him their right hand in token of cordial 
reception and affectionate regard. 

The minutes were read and approved, and the commission was 
closed with prayer by Elder T. C. Auman. 

B. E. Dotson, Moderator 
T. C. Auman, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Grant M. Sharp as assistant pastor of the Highland Presby- 
terian Church met at the church at 8:00 P.M., on June 30, 1963. 
The following were present: Ministers: Julian Lake, J. V. C. Sum- 
merell, J. D. Stewart, Robert O. Freeman; Ruling Elders: Dr. J. A. 
Shaw, J. A. Little. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. J. 
D. Sewart was elected Chairman and Rev. Robert O. Freeman, 
Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of the 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 45 

Church. Rev. J. D. Stewart presided and propounded the constitu- 
tional questions. Rev. Julian Lake preached the sermon. Rev. J. 
V. C. Summerell charged the minister. Rev. Robert O. Freeman 
charged the congregation. Rev. Grant M. Sharp was declared duly 
elected and installed as assistant pastor of the Highland Presby- 
terian Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service 
was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. 
The minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission 
was adjourned with prayer. 

J. D. Stewart, Chairman 
Robert O. Freeman, Clerk 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Millard M. Stephens as associate pastor of the First Presby- 
terian Church met at the church at 10:30 A.M., on Sunday, July 21, 
1963. The following were present: Ministers: Rev. J. V. C. Sum- 
merell, Rev. C. Rees Jenkins, Rev. Grant Sharp. Ruling Elders: 
J. Harvey Oliver, Jr., John Ormsby, Louis L. Rouse. The meeting 
was opened with prayer. Rev. J. V. C. Summerell was elected 
Chairman and Elder Louis L. Rouse, Clerk. The Commission then 
met with the congregation of the Church. Rev. Rees Jenkins pre- 
sided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. J. V. C. 
Summerell preached the sermon. Rev. Grant Sharp charged the 
minister. Elder John Ormsby charged the congregation. Rev. Mil- 
lard M. Stephens was declared duly elected and installed as asso- 
ciate pastor of The First Presbyterian Church according to the Book 
of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction 
by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission 
were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

J. V. C. Summerell, Chairman 
L. L. Rouse, Clerk 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to ordain 
and install Rev. Billy Harvey Herring as pastor of the McMillan 
Presbyterian Church met at -the church at 6:45 P.M., on July 28, 
1963. The following were present: Ministers: William H. Chap- 
pell, William A. Brown, H. Dewey Herring. Ruling Elders: John E. 
Graham, Thomas W. Strickland, Foster H. Herring. The meeting 
was opened with prayer. Rev. William H. Chappell was elected 
Chairman and Rev. H. Dewey Herring, Clerk. The Commission 
then met with the congregation of the Church. Rev. William H. 
Chappell presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. 
William H. Chappell preached the sermon. Rev. H. Dewey Herring 
charged the minister. Rev. William A. Brown charged the congre- 
gation. Rev. Billy Harvey Herring was declared duly elected and 
installed as pastor of the McMillan Church according to the Book 
of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction 
by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission 
were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

William Chappell, Chairman 
H. Dewey Herring, Clerk 



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The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Billy Harvey Herring as pastor of the Godwin Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 8:15 P.M., on July 28, 1963. The fol- 
lowing were present: Ministers: William H. Chappell, William A. 
Brown, H. Dewey Herring. Ruling Elders: John E. Graham, 
Thomas W. Strickland, Foster H. Herring. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Rev. William H. Chappell was elected Chairman and 
Rev. H. Dewey Herring, Clerk. The Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. Rev. William H. Chappell presided 
and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. William H. Chap- 
pell preached the sermon. Rev. H. Dewey Herring charged the 
minister. Rev. William A. Brown charged the congregation. Rev. 
Billy Harvey Herring was declared duly elected and installed as 
pastor of the Godwin Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the 
newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

William H. Chappell, Chairman 
H. Dewey Herring, Clerk 



Report of the Commission to Organize Friendship Pres- 
byterian Church was approved and admitted to record. 

The Commission to organize the Friendship Presbyterian Church 
met at the Friendship Chapel on June 30, 1963, at 8:00 P.M. 

Members of the Commission present were Rev. W. B. Hey ward, 
Chairman; Rev. W. H. Chappell, Rev. A. N. Wells, Rev. C. K. Ligon. 
Ruling Elders: H. W. Malloy, Roy D. McLaurin, A. B. Hafer, Julian 
C. Priest, Walter C. Mudd. Elders: E. H. Evans, Sr., and Edwin 
Morgan were noted absent. 

Mr. Heyward gave the Call to Worship and led in the invoca- 
tion. The Scripture Lesson was read by Rev. A. N. Wellas and the 
Pastoral Prayer by Rev. C. K. Ligon. The Sermon was preached 
by Rev. W. H. Chappell. 

Testimonials were presented to the Commission by the Friend- 
ship Organizing Committee. Mr. Mallow presented the charter 
members. Charter members were received and the Sacrament of 
Baptism was administered by Rev. H. W. Gilkeson. 

Rev. W. H. Heyward proceeded to the organization of Friend- 
ship Presbyterian Church in accordance with the Book of Church 
Order. 

A charge to the newly organized church was delivered by Rev. 
C. K. Ligon. 

A meeting for the purpose of the election of officers was called 
for July 7, 1963. 

Rev. W. H. Heyward pronounced the Benediction. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 47 

CHARTER MEMBERS 

Harold C. Bailey Gertrude Ikner 

Rebecca Bailey Janie Ikner 

M. B. Barrington Rue Ikner 

Lessie Barrington Woodrow Ikner 

Mary Louise Blackwell A. W. Jolly 

Ralph Blackwell Brookie Joly 

Diane Boyles Carolyn Jolly 

Lois J. Boyles Edward W. Jolly 

Marvin Boyles Helen Alice Larrimore 

Emma Lee Bradley C. C. Mullis 

Beulah Cashwell Ruby Mullis 

Fred Cashwell Lucy Parks 

Joe Cashwell Hilton Simmons 

Gerald A. Edwards Mary I. Simmons 

H. Kenneth Edwards Dan Simmons 

Eva Pearl Edwards Mitchell Simmons 

Pat Fields Harry Smith 

Shirley Fournier Mary Smith 

Florence Gilkeson Robert H. Tyner 

Lizzie Stubbs Hill E. C. Wilson 



OVERTURES: The following Overtures were pre- 
sented to the Presbytery and referred to the Standing Com- 
mittee on Bills and Overtures: 

Overture No. 1. From seven ministers of Fayetteville 
Presbytery : 

Inasmuch as it has pleased God to show forth to us by 
His Grace that great love giveth perfect expression in the 
life, death and ressurection of our Lord and Saviour, Jesus 
Christ ; 

And inasmuch as it has pleased God to reveal unto us 
some small measure of those fruits of the Spirit born of 
that love; namely, joy, mercy, kindness, gentleness and 
compassion ; 

And inasmuch as both the Holy Word of God and the 
experiences of life confirm what has been testified to; that 
as Christians, we are brothers, bonded together by the love 
of God into a single body for his glory and our mutual sup- 
port; 

THEREFORE 



48 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

It is seen as an act of Christian charity that this Court 
express its collective Christian sympathy, concern and sup- 
port to that congregation of Brethren in Christ so recently 
set upon while in the very act of worship by the violent re- 
actions of men who have rejected the Glory of God: 

It is further seen as good that this Court should express 
itself particularly to the parents of those children so tragi- 
cally and suddenly deprived of this earthly life: 

It is further seen as good that this Court does here con- 
fess and seek repentance and Divine forgiveness for its sin 
and its guilt with regard to its professed attitude and pos- 
sible avoidance and denial of the responsibility of Christian 
Leadership : 

The undersigned do, with humble respect and sincere 
prayer, request Presbytery to approve this bill, and instruct 
the Clerk so to communicate our Christian Regard to the 
Congregation of the 16th Street Baptist Church, Birming- 
ham, Ala. 

Respectfully submitted, John David Stewart, H. Hoover 
Bear, Thomas E. Kernan, A. N. Wells, Billy S. Howell, Jr., 
David H. Moylan, Paul L. Hanks. 



No. 2. From the Session of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Fayetteville. 

"The Session of the First Presbyterian Church of Fay- 
etteville, North Carolina, does hereby overture Fayetteville 
Presbytery to reconsider its action taken at the May 28th, 
1963 meeting of said body concerning the use of Camp Mon- 
roe." The minister's dissent from this motion is recorded 
at his request. 



No. 3. From Elder Neill McKay Ross. 

Whereas, The Book of Church Order provides that Com- 
missions of Presbytery, Synod and The General Assembly 
be equally divided in membership between ministers and 
ruling elders; 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 49 

Now, Therefore, Be it resolved that the Nominating 
Committee be instructed to provide for an equal representa- 
tion on the various committees of Presbytery to the end 
that the committees of Presbytery shall conform to the 
commissions of Presbytery. 

No. 4. From Elder Neill McKay Ross: 

Whereas, the Ruling Elders, serving on Standing Com- 
mittees, are not necessarily members of Presbytery and 
have no voice in the affairs of Presbytery when the same 
is in session ; 

And Whereas, in order that the Ruling Elders serving 
on Permanent Committees of Presbytery may enjoy full 
membership in the affairs of Presbytery at stated meetings 
to the end that they may exercise a voice in the recommen- 
dations of various committees on which they serve, it is de- 
sirable that the Book of Church Order be amended to pro- 
vide that members of Permanent Committees be recognized 
as members of Presbytery; 

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved That the Committee on 
Bills and Overtures be requested to prepare the necessary 
overture to the General Assembly to provide for an amend- 
ment to the Book of Church Order to the end that Ruling 
Elders, serving on Permanent Committees of Presbytery 
shall enjoy the full privileges of the floor during the tenure 
in office. 



COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

Rev. B. E. Dotson presented the report of the Commiss- 
ion on the Minister and His Work which was approved and 
is as follows: 

I. The Commission has taken the following actions : 

1. Planned and conducted a three-day retreat for the 
pastors received during the past year. 

2. Approved the call of Vaughn Memorial to Rev. George 
Alexander. 



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3. Approved the call of Sherwood and Big Rockfish 
Churches to Mr. Jack White. 

II. The Commission is happy to report that all church- 
es have pastors except Cameron Hill, Cypress, Grove, Manly, 
Sunnyside and Unity. The Commission has also conferred 
with churches and pastors when asked to do so. 

RECEPTION OF CANDIDATE : 

Rev. B. E. Dotson introduced Candidate Jack White. Mr. 
White's certificate of transfer from Hanover Presbytery 
was received and he was admitted to examination for ordi- 
nation. Mr. White preached a sermon which was sustained 
as a satisfactory part of trial. The Examining Committee 
having previously examined him in all areas prescribed by 
the Book of Church Order, recommended that those exam- 
inations be approved. Mr. White was further examined by 
members of Presbytery. He made a statement of his faith 
and was examined on Christian Experience by the Modera- 
tor. The examination as a whole was sustained as satis- 
factory. 

Rev. James B. MacLeod requested that his vote be re- 
corded in the negative because he felt that the method of 
examination was not in accord with the Book of Church 
Order. 

Rev. R. Y. Russell asked that his vote be recorded against 
the sustaining of the examination of Candidate Jack White 
and also against the method of examination. 

The following motion was adopted: That the Examin- 
ing Committee shall instruct candidates to prepare a con- 
cise statement to be made before Presbytery, to cover the 
areas prescribed in the Book of Church Order. 

The Calls of the Sherwood Church, promising a salary 
of $2,487.50 with Minister's Annuity, $500.00 per year pro- 
fessional expenses, manse and one month's vacation ; and of 
Big Rockfish, promising salary of $1,712.50, Minister's An- 
nuity, $500.00 professional expenses and four weeks vaca- 
tion, were read to Mr. White and he indicated his willing- 
ness to accept the calls. 



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RECESS: Presbytery took recess for lunch after being 
led in prayer by Rev. J. V. C. Summerell. 

Presbytery reconvened after lunch and was led in pray- 
er by Rev. Frank M. Scarlette, Jr. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE : Rev. W. C. Neill was elected 
Moderator-Nominee. 

STEWARDSHIP: Rev. A. N. Wells presented the Re- 
port of the Committee on Stewardship. He also presented 
Gen. Robert B. Hill who spoke to the Presbytery on Tithing. 
Gen. Hill proposed a motion which was amended, adopted 
and is as follows : Fayetteville Presbytery should be a Tith- 
Presbytery; and, praying God's blessing upon our efforts, 
we strive earnestly to reach our goal so that we shall be a 
Tithing Presbytery. The report as a whole was adopted and 
is as follows: 

REPORT OF STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE 

Suggested Plan for Developing the Churches of 
Fayetteville Presbytery into Tithing Churches 

The General Assembly of 1963 recommends (page 39, Minutes); 
That Presbyteries use the Every Church Canvass in 1963 to: (a) Ap- 
peal to church officers to become tithers and to teach tithing to the 
members of their churches, (b) and encourage church officers to 
devote an increased percentage of the budgets of their churches to 
benevolences in 1964. That churches use the Revised Every Mem- 
ber Canvass Manual published by the General Council to conduct 
Every Member Canvasses in which every family in the congrega- 
tion is visited and each individual member is asked to (a) Give 
prayerful consideration to the tithe as his minimum goal for giving 
to the Church, (b) Adopt the tithe as a minimum goal and begin 
to move toward it by increasing in 1964 the percentage of his income 
which he gives to the Church. 

The Stewardship Committee of Fayetteville Presbytery rec- 
ommends that the 1963 Canvass be the beginning of a continuing 
program in which every church will work toward becoming a tith- 
ing Church. 

What do we mean by a tithing Church? A congregation where 
a majority of families: 

a. Have studied the tithe as directive from God to people 
in the Old Testament. 

b. Have recognized the tithe as a rich blessing to a multitude 
of Christians who have made it their practice. 



52 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

3. Have opened their own ears to what Christ, the Living 
Word, has to say to them personally concerning this matter. 

d. Have recognized proportionate giving as a New Testament 
mode of financial stewardship. 

e. Are practicing percentage giving as a symbol of Christ's 
Lordship and as a specific means of growing in grace. 

The following is a definition of percentage giving: "A percent- 
age giver is one who covenants with God to give to the Kingdom 
causes a set percentage of all he receives; he pays that percentage 
first from all that comes into his hands, and by the study of God's 
word and by daily life with the risen Lord, he keeps his heart open 
to increasing his percentage as Christ leads him to further commit- 
ments". 

THE "CHALLENGE" PLAN. The Committee recommends: 

1. That each commissioner of this Presbytery return to his 
Church dedicated to become a personal advocate of the 'tithe' and 
a Spirit- appointed crusader to challenge the officers and members 
of his Church to become concerned about the tithe. 

2. That pastors urged if so moved to preach a minimum of 
two sermons each year on Stewardship, one preferably in the spring 
and another during Stewardship Season. That pastors make pulpit 
statements monthly bearing on this subject and stressing the fact 
that Presbytery advocates percentage giving. That prior to com- 
munication directly to the congregation, pastors thoroughly instruct 
all officers in the benevolence program of the Church and Biblical 
basis of the tithe, and challenge the officers to further communicate 
this information to the members. 

3. That each Session be urged to achieve the goal of a tithing 
church, and work out a plan to implement this action. 

4. That Churches make use of the church bulletins to include 
statements applicable to tithing and stressing the advocacy of per- 
centage giving. 

5. That Stewardship Committees make presentations at least 
once each quarter on the tithe and percentage giving to each de- 
partment of the Sunday School and to each organization in the 
Church. If your Church does not have a Stewardship Committee, 
this Committee recommends that one be formed. 

6. That twice each year a congregational letter be placed in 
the hands of each family, bearing on the subject of tithing and per- 
centage giving. 

7. That new members be quickly assimilated into the full life 
of the Church, including opportunity to pledge soon after uniting. 

8. That the Chairman of the Christian Education, Church Ex- 
tension or Evangelism, and Stewardship Committees work together 
to prepare a Church brochure that will include an explanation of 
stewardship causes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. N. Wells, Chairman 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 53 

REV. JAMES M. CARR : The Rev. James M. Carr, Sec- 
retary of Town and Country Church Department, addressed 
Presbytery on the Work and Worship of the Church in the 
Covenant Life Curriculum. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. L. C. Tucker, Jr. 
made the report of Presbytery's Council. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations 
were adopted: 

1. That Presbytery increase the travel allowance from 
five cents a mile to seven cents a mile. 

2. That Presbytery express appreciation to retiring 
committee chairmen; H. Hoover Bear, A. N. Wells, B. E. 
Dotson, Fred Culbreth, and Hubert L. Black and commend 
them for devoted service. 

WORLD MISSIONS: Rev. Hubert L. Black made the re- 
port on World Missions which was received as information. 

NOMINATIONS: The Nominating Committee's report 
was presented by Rev. Louis C. LaMotte. The report was 
adopted and is as follows : 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS 
TRUSTEES: 

DAVIDSON COLLEGE: 

That Rev. R. L. Prince be re-elected, Class 1967. 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY: 

That Mr. Herbert F. Johnson, Coats, be re-elected, Class 
1967. 

CAMP MONROE: 

That Rev. Woodson Booth, Mrs. Robert McNeill, Fayette- 
ville; Gilbert Bailey, Carthage; Roy Byrd, Bunnlevel; Mrs. 
Clyde Auman, West End; and Mrs. George Little, Linden, 
be elected, Class 1968. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: 

That W. A. McCormick, Rowland, be elected, Class 1967. 

WORLD MISSIONS: 

That Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth be elected, Class 1967. 
That Dr. C. C. McLean, Class 1965, be named Chairman. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

That Rev. W. E. Massey be elected, Class 1967. 

That Rev. R. H. Poole, Class 1966, be named Chairman. 



54 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

That Huston Black, Southern Pines; Rev. Millard Stephens, 

Claude L. Darling, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1967. 

That Rev. W. C. Neill be re-elected, Class 1967. 

That Rev. B. S. Howell, Class 1965, be named Chairman. 
HIGHER EDUCATION: 

That James L. Morgan, Laurel, be elected, Class 1967. 

That Rev. C. S. Albright be re-elected, Class 1967. 
CHURCH EXTENSION: 

That Myers Tilghman, Dunn; Lewis Holder, Lillington; H. F. 

Bost, Eagle Springs and Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie be elected, 

Class 1967. 

That T. C. McKnight, Laurel Hill and Rev. W. B. Heyward be 

re-elected, Class 1967. 

That Mr. Heyward be named Chairman. 
ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: 

That Rev. Vance Baucom and Alex McGill, Maxton, be elected, 

Class 1967. 
WOMEN'S WORK: 

That Wallace Core, Dunn, be elected, Class 1967. 
STEWARDSHIP: 

That Rev. Vernon Broyles, Edwin Pate, Sr., Laurinburg; J. D. 

Stewart, Lumberton; and A. C. Parker, Fayetteville, be elected, 

Class 1967. 

That Harvey Oliver, Class 1966, be named Chairman. 
CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: 

That Rev. David Moylan and C. D. Potter, McDonald, be elected, 

Class 1967. 
PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

That Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson be elected Class 1967. 

That Mr. Archie Howard be elected Class 1966. 

That Rev. A. C. Trivette be elected, Class 1965. 

That Mr. Howard be named Chairman 

S. J. Clark, Auditor, elected by the Committee 
COMMISSION THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

That Charles G. Rose, Jr., Fayetteville; Robert Campbell, Row- 
land; and Rev. Louis C. LaMotte be elected, Class 1967. 

That Rev. Robert G. Hall, Class 1965 be named Chairman. 
MANUAL OF PRESBYTERY: 

That Dr. W. E. Alexander, Robbins, be elected Class 1967. 
PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

That Rev. C. W. Kimbrough be elected Class 1967. 

EXAMINATIONS: 

THEOLOGY: 

That Rev. James Appleby be elected Class 1967. 
CHURCH GOVERNMENT: 

That Rev. Elinos Whitlock, Jr., be re-elected, Class 1967. 
SACRAMENTS: 

That Rev. C. R. Jenkins be elected Class 1967. 
ENGLISH BIBLE: 

That Rev. Paul Hanks be elected Class 1967. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 55 

THESIS AND EXEGESIS: 

That Rev. A. N. Wells be re-elected Class 1967. 
EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: 

That Rev. C. K. Ligon be elected Class 1967. 
MINISTERS' SALARIES: 

That Crawford McKethan, Fayetteville; J. W. Purdie, Dunn; 

and B. G. French, Lumberton be elected, Class 1967. 

That Murphy McGirt, Maxton; K. A. McDonald, Raeford; and 

A. L. Burney, Southern Pines be elected, Class 1966. 

That Aubrey Keith, Cameron; Neill Clinton, Red Springs; and 

James A. Gray, Hope Mills be elected, Class 1965. 

That Crawford McKethan be named Chairman. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. H. Hoover Bear pre- 
sented the report on Christian Education. The report was 
received and the recommendations adopted. 

Pioneer Conclaves are being planned for this faill: 

Districts 5, 6 and 7, Oct. 20, hours 4-8, Brownson Memorial 
Districts 1, 2 and 8, Nov. 17, hours 4-8, Highland 
Districts 3 and 4, Nov. 24, hours 4-8, Lumberton First 

Senior Fall Rallies 

Districts 2 and 5, Nov. 24, Spring Lake 
Districts 6 and 7, October 27, Aberdeen 
Districts 3 and 4, Nov. 3, Red Springs 
Districts 1 and 8, Nov. 17, Lillington 

Presbytery's Men's Council will provide officer training in Dec- 
ember for officers — elect of local Men of the Church organizations. 
Men's Conference for the Synod of N. C. will be held next summer 
in Montreat, June 12-14, 1964. 

Leadership Education — Four Area Schools are to be held in 
1964. Districts 1 and 8, Dean William Crumplen; District 2, Dean 
R. O. Freeman; Districts 3, 4 and 5, Dean Wm. N. Gordon; Districts 
6 and 7 which will be held March 15-19 at Brownson Memorial, 
Dean Richard Hayes. 

Camp Schedule 1964 

Senior Conference, June 8-14, Thos. Kernan, Director 
Ninth Grade, June 15-20, Wm. Massey, Director 
Pioneer 1, June 22-27, H. L, Wilson, Director 
Pioneer 2, June 29-July 4, Billy Herring, Director 
Women of the Church Retreat, July 6-7 
Music Camp, July 8-12, Waterfield, Director 
Junior 1, July 13-18, Howard Gilkeson, Director 
Junior 2, July 20-25, William N. Gordon, Director 
Junior 3, July 27- Aug. 1, Vernon Broyles, III, Director 
Junior 4, Aug. 3-8, Charles Hollingsworth, Director 



56 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Christian Education Workshop for the Synod of North Carolina 
will be held in Montreat, July 2-8, 1964. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That Sessions provide the experience of a Twelve-Hour 
Adult Workshop for every adult of their Church, and that those 
churches needing assistance in providing this experience contact 
Presbytery's sub-committee on Adult Work. 

2. That the local churches endeavor to develop a day camping 
program under competent leadership. A listing of recommended re- 
source materials for day camping is included in the following fold- 
ers available from the Office of Children's Work, Box 1176, Rich- 
mond 9, Va. 23209; "Expand Your Summer Program", "Consider 
Church Camps and Conferences". The Office of Camps and Con- 
ferences (same address) also offers suggestions and materials help- 
ful in developing a day camping program. 

CANDIDATES: Rev. Claire S. Albright, reporting for 
the Committee on Candidates, recommended that the re- 
quest of Candidate Edward M. LaMotte that he be dismissed 
to the Presbytery of Atlanta, and of Malcolm Shields Cro- 
ker that his name be dropped from the Roll of Candidates 
be granted. The recommendations were approved. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: The report on Church Exten- 
sion was presented by Rev. W. B. Heyward. It was adopted 
and is as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That Ashworth Chapel of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Fayetteville be organized into a church on January 5, 1964. 

2. That the Presbytery underwrite a new loan from Assembly's 
Church Extension Committee to Westminster Church so that the 
indebtedness on the church will not exceed $40,000 on the condition 
that they make arrangements not to exceed their ability to repay. 

3. That Presbytery make a grant to the College Heights Church 
of $5,000. 

4. That Presbytery (a) approve the plans for a new church in 
South Laurinburg, (b) agree to pay a minister the minimum salary 
for a period of three years, (c) issue a Barnabas call for contribu- 
tions for the project, and (d) underwrite a loan from the Board of 
Church Extension not to exceed $40,000 when a responsible mem- 
bership has been organized. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES: The report of the Standing 
Committee on Bills and Overtures was presented by Rev. 
Robert F. Sloop. It was adopted and is as follows : 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 57 

We recommend that: 

1. That our Presbytery answer Overture No. 1 in the 
affirmative, and that the Stated Clerk communicate our 
Christian regard to the congregation of the 16th Street 
Baptist Church, Birmingham, Ala. And that an offering 
be received for the Church at this meeting of Presbytery. 

2. That Presbytery answer Overture No. 2 in the nega- 
tive, since our church government provides that each church 
has equal rights to all the privileges of the membership in 
the Presbytery. The vote on this recommendation was two 
to one. 

3. That Presbytery answer Overture No. 3 in the nega- 
tive, since it confused the matter of Committee and Com- 
missions. 

4. That Presbytery answer Overture No. 4 in the nega- 
tive since it is contrary to our system of government, i.e. 
a representative form of government; and further, your 
Committee took into consideration that our present Book 
of Church Order is only two years old, having been revised 
in 1961. (See Par. 16-1, Book of Church Order.) 

OFFERING : An offering was received for the Sixteenth 
Street Baptist Church of Birmingham which amounted to 
$92.00. 

INSTALLATIONS: The report of the Committee on In- 
stallations was presented by Rev. C. R. Jenkins. It was 
adopted and is as follows: The Commission to ordain and 
install Candidate Jack White at Sherwood and Big Rock- 
fish Churches shall meet at Sherwood Church, October 27, 
1963 at 3:00 P.M. That Rev. E. A. Whitlock, Jr. preside; 
Rev. C. K. Ligon, preach ; Rev. Frank M. Scarlette, Jr. charge 
the congregation ; Elder Stedman Bryan charge the pastor ; 
Elders, Crawford MacKethan, Guy 0. Loftis, Neill Baker. 

RESOLUTIONS: Rev. Robert Hart presented the report 
of the Committee on Resolutions. The report was adopted 
by a rising vote and is as follows : Fayetteville Presbytery 
wishes to express its thanks and appreciation to the Pastor, 
Officers and Members of the Centre Presbyterian Church 



58 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

for the cordial reception and entertainment of Fayetteville 
Presbytery at its Three Hundred and Forty-second Stated 
Meeting, on the occasion of its One Hundred and Fortieth 
Anniversary Celebration. 

The Presbytery is especially grateful to the Women of 
the Church for the delicious noon meal served and the re- 
freshments provided. 

The Presbytery was greatly stimulated by the Commun- 
ion Service, by the addresses of the Rev. R. S. Arrowood and 
Dr. J. M. Carr, and by the report concerning Stewardship 
as presented by Rev. A. N. Wells and Gen. R. B. Hill. 

The Presbytery also wishes to commend the Moderator, 
Ruling Elder Crawford MacKethan, for his fairness and 
dispatch in guiding the Presbytery through the various 
matters it presented. 

NEXT MEETING: The place of the next meeting of 
Presbytery was placed in the hands of the Council of 
Presbytery. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes were read, 
corrected and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer 
to meet on January 28, 1964. 

Crawford MacKethan, Moderator 

Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 59 

CALLED MEETING 

Fayetteville, N. C, December 3, 1963. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in Called Session in the 
Rankin Building of the First Presbyterian Church of Fay- 
etteville, N. C. on Tuesday, December 3, at 10:00 A.M. 

The Presbytery was called to order by Elder Crawford 
MacKethan, Moderator, and was led in meditation and pray- 
er by Rev. H. Hoover Bear. 

ENROLLMENT : The following ministers were enrolled : 

R. S. Arrowood, Geo. D. Alexander, Ben J. Bass, Vance Bau- 
com, H. Hoover Bear, Woodson P. Booth, W. A. Brown, Wm. Chap- 
pell, Geo. R. Chaney, Jr., B. E. Dotson, D. H. Dulin, R. O. Freeman, 
W. S. Golden, Dawes Graybeal, Robert M. Hart, H. Dewey Herring, 
C. R. Jenkins, Lloyd Kay, Julian Lake, C. K. Ligon, James B. Mac- 
Leod, A. Douglas McArn, Robert A. Massey, Guy M. Morrow, A. A. 
Myers, Jr., F. M. Scarlette, Jr., M. M. Stephens, J. V. C. Summerell, 
Roy Taylor, A. C. Trivette, L. C. Tucker, Jr., A. N. Wells, Jack M. 
White. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives : 

Bensalem, Harold Blue; Big Rockfish, Charles McDonald; Bluff, 
M. H. Lupo; Bunnlevel, Thomas Byrd; Cameron Hill, D. A. Huffines; 
Carthage, C. A. Prevost; Cedar Rock, Alton Worrell; Church of the 
Covenant, G. L. McNeill; Eagle Springs, H. F. Bost; Fayetteville 
First, Crawford B. MacKethan; Galatia, Duncan Harris; Laurel Hill, 
T. C. McKnight; McPherson, M. M. Clark; Sherwood, Neill A. Baker; 
Summerville, Hector Atkins; Unity, Worth Thornton; Vaughn Mem- 
orial, H. R. Ferrell; West End, M. H. Tucker. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED : The following ministers were 
excused for non-attendance: W. C. Neill, Billy H. Herring, 
C. J. Hollingsworth, Vernon S. Broyles III, W. K. Fitch, W. 
S. Hamrick, James Appleby, R. F. Sloop, H. L. Wilson, Rob- 
ert Park. 

CALL FOUND IN ORDER: The Call for this meeting 
was read and found in order and is as follows: 

The constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville 
Presbytery is hereby called to meet in the Rankin Building of the 



60 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville First Church, Fayetteville, N. C., on Tuesday, December 
3, 1963, at 10:00 A.M., to transact the following business, if the way 
be clear: 

1. To examine and receive ministers. 

2. To examine and receive candidates for the ministry, if there 
be any. 

3. To hear and act upon a report from the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. 

4. To hear and act upon a report from the Church Extension 
Committee. 

5. To hear and act upon a report from the Stewardship Com- 
mittee. 

6. To hear and act upon a report from Presbytery's Council. 

7. To attend to any business growing out of the above. 



RECEPTION OF MINISTERS : The following ministers 
were introduced and admitted to examination: Rev. D. H. 
Dulin from Mecklenburg Presbytery; Rev. A. Douglas Mc- 
Arn, Congaree Presbytery and Rev. George D. Alexander 
from Bethel Presbytery. Having been examined according 
to the Book of Church Order and having signed the Minis- 
ter's Obligation, they were enrolled as members of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery. Rev. Robert 0. Freeman led the Presby- 
tery in a prayer of thanksgiving and dedication upon the 
reception of these new ministers. 

Permission was granted Rev. A. Douglas McArn to labor 
outside the bounds of the Presbytery that he might supply 
the Bennetsville Church. The call of Vaughn Memorial 
Church for the Rev. George D. Alexander was read, promis- 
ing him a salary of $4,600 per year, 10% to M. A. F. ; travel 
$750.00, Utilities $300.00, Manse, Group Insurance, Moving 
Expenses and one month's vacation. The call was placed 
in Mr. Alexander's hands and accepted by him. 

The call of the Unity Presbyterian Church, promising a 
salary of $1,382,00, $300.00 professional expenses, 7%% 
to M. A. F. and one month's vacation, was placed in the 
hands of Rev. Lloyd Kay and accepted by him. 

COMMISSIONS APPOINTED: 

The following Commission was appointed to install Rev. 
George D. Alexander at the Vaughn Memorial Church on 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 61 

January 12, 1964: Rev. C. K. Ligon to preside and preach 
the sermon; Rev. Frank M. Scarlette, Jr., to charge the 
pastor ; Rev. Grant Sharp to charge the people. Elders : M. 
M. Clark, H. R. Ferrell, Henry Campen. 

The following Commission was appointed to install Rev. 
Lloyd Kay at the Unity Church January 5, 1964, at 3:00 
P. M. Rev. C. K. Ligon to preside and propound the Con- 
stitutional Questions; Rev. Leslie C. Tucker to preach the 
sermon ; Rev. Roy Taylor to charge the pastor ; Elder Guy- 
ton Smith to charge the congregation; Elders W. J. Bare- 
foot, H. J. Woodall. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON MINISTER AND HIS 
WORK: Rev. B. E. Dotson presented the report of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work. The report 
was approved and is as follows: 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work of Fayetteville 
Presbytery met in Presbytery's Office, November 7, 1963, at 3 P.M. 
The meeting was opened with prayer and the following were pre- 
sent: Rev B. E. Dotson, Chairman; Rev. Robert G. Hall and Rev. 
Cheves K. Ligon. 

Rev. R. Y. Russell, pastor of the Lumber Bridge and Rex 
Churches, appeared before the Commission and asked that the pas- 
toral relationship between himself and the Lumber Bridge and Rex 
Churches be dissolved so that he might accept a call to the First 
Presbyterian Church, Calvert, Texas. Representatives from these 
churches reported that the congregations had concurred in Mr. 
Russel's request. A resolution of appreciation from the Lumber 
Bridge Church was read. Mr. Russell's request was granted and 
the Stated Clerk was instructed to send a letter of transfer to Brazos 
Presbytery. 

A request from Rev. J. D. Stewart that the pastoral relations 
between himself and the Church of the Covenant was received. 
The representative reported that the church had concurred with Mr. 
Stewart in this request. Mr. Stewart was granted a letter of transfer 
to Granville Presbytery. 

Pulpit Nominating Committees of the Rex and Lumber Bridge 
Churches met with the Commission. Those present were: Roger Hall, 
D. G. Malloy, H. P. Johnson, Lee Shaw and John Balfour. The Com- 
mission advised the Committee on steps to be taken in seeking a 
minister. 

The following Pulpit Nominating Committee of the Church of 
the Covenant met with the Commission: E. L. May, Chairman; Mrs. 
O. A. Smith, Mrs. D. S. McCormick, Mrs. Nahlon McCoy and Ted 
Roseoe. The Commission counseled with this Committee also. The 
Executive Secretary was asked to write the Seminary regarding a 
student for this church. 



62 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The call of the Unity Presbyterian to Rev. Lloyd Kay was ap- 
proved by the Commission. The terms as follows: $1382 salary; $300 
professional expenses, church's portion of MAF and one month's 
vacation. 

The Commission voted to ask Rev. Ray Dickens to supply the 
Plainview Church for a few months. 

The meeting was closed with prayer. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. William H. Chappell pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Church Extension. 
The report was received and the following recommendation 
was adopted: That Presbytery endorse the loan of Synod 
to the College Heights Presbyterian Church in the amount 
of $15,000.00. 

STEWARDSHIP: Rev. A. N. Wells reported on Steward- 
ship. His report was received as information. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, Jr. 
reported on the offer of Miss Ellen Merrow of her property 
near Eagle Springs. Mr. Dawes Graybeal told of the way 
the offer came and something about the nature of the prop- 
erty. Mr. Tucker reported on the recommendation of Pres- 
bytery's Council. He informed the Presbytery that Rev. 
Harold J. Dudley, General Secretary of Synod, has express- 
ed an interest in the property. On motion the Presbytery 
referred the matter of the offer of the property by Miss 
Merrow to Synod for its action. And the Stated Clerk was 
directed to write to Miss Merrow expressing the gratitude 
of the Presbytery for her gracious and generous offer and 
explaining to her the reason for Presbytery's action in the 
matter. 

NEXT MEETING: Announcement was made that the 
next meeting would be held in First Church, Carthage, Jan- 
uary 28, 1964. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes were read, 
corrected and approved. The meeting adjourned with pray- 
er and the Apostolic Benediction led by Rev. D. H. Dulin. 

Crawford B. MacKethan, Moderator. 

Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 63 



IN MEMORIAM 

This page is set aside in the memory of the following Ruling 
Elders and Deacons who died during the church year ending Dec- 
ember 31, 1962. 



ELDERS 

John Preston Swett, born April 4, 1872, died January 8, 1962, 
Union. 

O. D. Causey, born October 4, 1888, died Jan. 24, 1962, Lakeview 

Horace Ryals, born July 28, 1909, died January 25, 1962, Benson. 

G. L. Cameron, born September 20, 1890, died March 8, 1962, 
Olivia. 

Jonathan Evans, died February 26, 1962, Sunnyside. 

George D. Cameron, born February 3, 1899, died March 1, 1962, 
Leaflet. 

J. Sherwood Johnson, born January 23, 1903, died March 10, 
1962, Cape Fear. 

James M. Drennan, born June 10, 1911, died March 19, 1962, 
Maxton. 

Claude S. Mclntyre, born 1880, died March 24, 1963, Maxton. 

R. W. Sherrill, born September 30, 1888, died April 14, 1962, 
Jackson Springs. 

Lewis Irvin Grantham, born October 16, 1883, died April 26, 
1962, St. Pauls. 

Ora G. Prevatte, born May 12, 1888, died May 28, 1962, Mt. Tabor. 

Oscar L. Townsend, born April 10, 1904, died May 16, 1962, 
Galatia. 

Thomas N. McLauchlin, born April 12, 1904, died June 5, 1962, 
Raeford. 

W. D. McGill, born September 9, 1907, died June 20, 1962, Vass. 

Perry Shaw Brown, born July 10, 1918, died June 25, 1962, 
Village. 

Raymond Monroe, July 7, 1888, died July 11, 1962, Laurel Hill. 

John G. Cameron, born May 23, 1882, died August 15, 1962, 
Cypress. 

Lawrence McK. Parker, born July 2, 1889, died September 13, 
1962, Lumberton. 



64 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Neill B. Sinclair, born January 6, 1885, died October 19, 1962, 
Raeford. 

Charles G. Vardell, Jr., born August 19, 1893, died October 19, 
1962, Red Springs. 

William M. Shaw, born May 31, 1892, died November 8, 1962, 
First Fayetteville. 

J. Henry McPhaul, Sr., born September 20, 1891, died December 
ber 17, 1962, Antioch. 



DEACONS 

Dennis Evans McLean, Sr., died January 14, 1962, Ashpole. 

James Walter McLeod, died January 16, 1962, Ashpole. 

M. R. Morgan, born January 1, 1889, died February 21, 1962, 
Lillington. 

H. A. Monroe, born May 20, 1886, died April 2, 1962, Lakeview. 

T. A. Sherman, born March 22, 1887, died April 10, 1962, 
Summerville. 

Clarence Davis, born October 9, 1916, died June 4, 1962, Iona. 

Duncan Alexander McKethan, Sr., born March 15, 1888, died 
June 14, 1962, McPherson. 

McKinley F. Hall, born September 11, 1897, died June 30, 1962, 
Hope Mills. 

A. J. Collins, born February 10, 1912, died July 30, 1962, Lil- 
lington. 

D. F. McDonald, died August 14, 1962, Carthage. 

J. Will Hasty, born February 22, 1882, died September 4, 1962, 
Antioch. 

Foster A. Humphrey, born January 3, 1878, died October 3, 1962, 
Mt. Tabor. 

James Clarence Carr, Sr., born January 19, 1893, died October 
24, 1962, Lumberton. 



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PRESBYTERY MEETINGS 



65 



Church 

Lakeview 

Bensalem 

Pinehurst 

Pres. Jun. Col. 

Union 

Red Springs 

Jackson Springs 

Antioch 

Pres. Jun. Col. 

West End 

Cameron 

McPherson 

Bunnlevel 

Highland 

Carthage 

Maxton 1st 

Bethesda 

Brownson Memorial 

Fayetteville First 

Culdee 

Laurinburg 

Cypress 

Ashpole 

Providence 

Centre 

Vaughn Memorial 

Pres. Jun. Col. 

Lillington 

Raeford 

Rowland 

Highland 

Mt. Pisgah 

Lumberton First 

Elise 

Red Springs 

Dunn 

Camp Monroe 

Fairmont 

Parkton 

Jackson Springs 



Date 

July, 1947 
October, 1947 
January, 1948 
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July, 1948 
October, 1948 
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April, 1949 
July, 1949 
October, 1949 
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July, 1952 
October, 1952 
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July, 1953 
September, 1953 
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April, 1954 
July, 1954 
October, 1954 
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April, 1955 
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October, 1955 
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April, 1956 
September, 1956 
January, 1957 
April, 1957 
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Moderator 

R. R. Gammon 
J. Cecil Lawrence 

C. W. Worth 
R. L. Prince 

D. H. Dulin 

R. G. Bedinger 
W. S. Golden 

E. L. Stoffell 
W. B. Healey 
H. A. McBath 
Elder J. H. Poole 
Elder S. H. McPherson 
S. E. Howie 

W. Knight Thompson 

S. A. Ewart 

W. B. Hey ward 

Wm. B. Gaston 

J. Ray Dickens 

Dr. G. L. Hooper 

C. K. Ligon 

Geo. F. Houck 

Wilbur S. Currie 

Gower Crosswell 

J. Earl Atkins 

S. A. Malony 

C. Rees Jenkins 

Elder J. W. Wilson 

L. B. McKeithen, Jr. 

M. C. Bowling 

Hector McLean 

R. T. Haynes 

Elder Halbert M. Jones 

R. F. Sloop 

H. W. Gilkeson 

R. G. Hall 

Elder R. D. McMillan 

R. S. Arrowood 

Elder D. S. Currie 

T. A. Guiton 

Elder Murphy McGirt 



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Church in the Pines 
Pres. Jun. Col. 
Antioch 

Laurinburg First 
Village 

Camp Monroe 
Barbecue 
Maxton 
Olivia 
Bethesda 
Midway- 
Camp Monroe 
Highland 
Bensalem 
Montpelier 
St. Andrews College 
Westminster 
Centre 



January, 1958 
April, 1958 
September, 1958 
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April, 1959 
September, 1959 
January, 1960 
April, 1960 
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January, 1962 
April, 1962 
September, 1962 
February, 1963 
May, 1963 
September, 1963 



D. A. Huffines 
W. T. DuBose 
G. H. V. Hunter 
James Dickenson 
Frank A. Davison 
W. O. Nelson 
L. C. Tucker, Jr. 
James Appleby 

A. N. Wells 
Gen. R. B. Hill 
Elder John K. McGirt 
R. O. Freeman 

B. E. Dotson 

R. K. Gustafson 

A. C. Trivette 

B. C. Howell, Jr. 
Elder M. M. Cark 
Elder Crawford 
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INDEX 



Amendment to the Book of Church Order Referred 14, 43 

Amendments to the Manual Approved 15, 29 

Assembly's and Synod's Agencies Report 19, 33 

Auditor's Report 18 

Bills and Overtures, Committee Reports 56 

Called Meetings 34, 59 

Camp Monroe, Loan Authorized 29 

Candidates Received 21, 35, 50 

Candidates, Report on 21, 32, 56 

Carr, Rev. James M., Addresses Presbytery 53 

Christian Education, Report on 24, 30, 55 

Church Extension, Report on 24, 32 4 56, 62 

Commission on the Minister and His Work 28, 49, 61 

Commissions Appointed 35, 36, 61 

Commissions, Reports of 22, 27, 43 

Commissioners to the General Assembly Elected 14 

Communion Services 12, 38 

Enrollment 12, 26, 34, 41, 59 

Friendship Chapel, Commission to Organize Appointed 33 

Good Neighbor Program, Resolution on 19 

Higher Education Report 31 

In Memoriam Page 63 

Introductions 13, 27, 42 

Memorial Service 12, 38 

Ministers Excused 13, 27, 34, 42, 59 

Ministers Received 20, 29, 36, 60 

Minister Dismissed 21 

Moderator Elected 13, 27, 42 

Moderator Nominated 20, 31, 51 

Nominating Committee Reports 16, 30, 53 

Overtures Referred 47 

Presbytery's Council Reports 18, 30, 53, 62 

Program 13, 27, 43 

Property of Miss Ellen Merrow, Report on 62 

Reading of the Minutes 25, 33, 37, 58, 62 

Salary Changes 20 

Sermon by Candidate 34, 50 

Sesqui-Centennial Program 43 

Sessional Records, Report on 25 

Standing Committees Appointed 14, 27, 43 

Standing Committees Report 25, 33, 57 

Stewardship Committee Reports 18, 51, 62 

Temporary Clerks Elected 13, 27, 42 

Treasurer's Report 17 

Welcome 13, 27, 42 

Women of the Church, Report on 24 

World Missions, Report on 14, 53 



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STATED MEETINGS 

January 28, 1964 

First Presbyterian Church 

Carthage, N. C. 

June 30, 1964 

First Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

September 29, 1964 

Parkton Presbyterian Church 

Parkton, N. C. 



CALLED MEETINGS 

June 9, 1964 
Montreat, N. C. 

December 8, 1964 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 



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FAYETTEVILLE 

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STATED MEETINGS 

January 28, 1964 

First Presbyterian Church 

Carthage, N. C. 

June 30, 1964 

First Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

September 29, 1964 

Parkton Presbyterian Church 

Parkton, N. C. 



CALLED MEETINGS 

June 9, 1964 
Montreat, N. C. 

December 8, 1964 

Westminster Presbyterian Church 

Fayetteville, N. C. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 
OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 



Moderators: Rev. W. C. Neill, Rev. R. H. Poole, Rev. Frank M. Scar- 
lett, Jr. 

Stated Clerk: Rev. R. S. Arrowood (1966) Linden 

Permanent Clerk: Rev. Roy D. Taylor (1968) Bunnlevel 

Historian: Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

(The term of office of the following groups expire as by the date 
with each name or group of names.) 



TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1968— Mr. R. S. Kelly _ Erwin 

Fall 1967— Rev. R. L. Prince Pinehurst 

Fall 1966— Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 

Fall 1965— Rev. W. C. Neill 

II. Donaldson Academy 

Mr. Hector McKethan, Chairman 
Mr. Claude Rankin, Secretary 

Mr. J. Mel Thompson, Mr. Edward B. Hope, Mr. H. M. Pink- 
ston, Mr. J. M. Wilson, Mr. S. J. Thomasson, Jr., Mr. John C. Gra- 
ham, Red Springs, Mr. D. C. McEachern, St. Pauls, Mr. Charles M. 
Hensley, Maxton. 

III. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1967— Mr. Lawrence McNeill Raeford 

Spring 1966 — Mr. J. B. Cameron, Mr. McKay Blue, Raeford 
Spring 1965— Mr. Evander Gillis, Fayetteville; Mr. Neill McFadyen, 
Raeford 

IV. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1967— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1966— Mr. Herbert Johnson Coats 

Fall 1965— Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 

V. Lebanon Church Cemetery 

Mr. James M. McNair, Mr. Ralph Purcell, Mr. W. A. Johnson 

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VI. Camp Monroe 

Mr. Crawford Boyd, Treasurer 

January 1969— Mr. John Ormsby, Fayetteville; Mr. E. W. Smith, 
Dunn; Mrs. Walter Harper, Southern Pines; Mr. An- 
gus Mclnnis, Wagram; Rev. W. E. Massey, Mrs. 
Fairley Monroe, Laurel Hill. 

January 1968 — Rev. Woodson Booth, Mrs. Robert McNeill, Fayette- 
ville; Gilbert Bailey, Carthage; Roy Byrd, Bunnlevel; 
Mrs. Clyde Auman, West End; Mrs. Geo. A. Little, 
Linden. 

January 1967 — Mr. Murphy McGirt, Maxton; Mr. R. L. Remsburg, 
Dunn; Mrs. Roger Mann, Lillington; Mr. John Cal- 
houn, Laurinburg; Mrs. S. H. Fulton, Laurinburg; Mr. 
T. C. McKnight, Laurel Hill. 

January 1966 — Mr. Crawford Boyd, Fayetteville; Mr. Robert Kelly, 
Erwin; Mr. John Burgess, Lillington; Mr. Sidney 
Smith, Wagram; Mr. John McGirt, Red Springs; Mr. 
A. B. Hafer, Laurinburg. 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Executive Secretary of Presbytery 

Chairman of Committee of Christian Education 

Presbyterial Chairman of Christian Education 

Pioneer Camp Director 

Junior Camp Director 

Senior High Fellowship Director 

President of Fayetteville Presbyterial 

President of Fayetteville Presbytery Men of the Church 

President of Fayetteville Presbytery Youth Council 

Superintendent of Camp Monroe 

The Treasurer of Camp Monroe 

(The term of service of the following groups expires on the 
first of January of the year indicated.) 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. A. N. Wells, Chairman 

1968— Rev. A. N. Wells 

1967 — Mr. W. A. McCormack, Rowland 

1966— Mr. Julian B. Hutaff, Fayetteville 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Chairman of all Major Committees 

Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
President of the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery 
President of the Men of Fayetteville Presbytery 
President of the Senior High Fellowship of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery 
Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 



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MAJOR COMMITTEES 

I. World Missions 

Rev. R. P. Hayes, Chairman 

1968— Mr. L. E. Calhoun, Laurel Hill 
1967— Rev. C. J. Hollingsworth 
1966— Rev. Richard P. Hayes 

II. Annuities and Relief 

Rev. R. H. Poole, Chairman 

1968— Rev. C. I. Calcote 
1967 — Rev. W. E. Massey 
1966— Rev. R. H. Poole 



III. Christian Education 

Rev. W. N. Gordon, Chairman 
1968 — Mrs Leslie Bullock, Laurinburg; Rev. A. A. Myers, Jas. M. 
Williams, Fayetteville; Mrs. Warren Thomas, Cameron; Mr. 
Lloyd Auman, Fayetteville; Rev. R. G. Hall. 

1967 — Rev. W. N. Gordon, Mr. Huston Black, Southern Pines; Rev. 
Millard Stephens, Mrs. Ben Campen, Red Springs; Mrs. S. H. 
Fulton, Laurinburg; Rev. Geo. Alexander, Miss Dorothy Hu- 
taff, Fayetteville. 

1966— Rev. Robert O. Freeman, Mr. C. Wayne Collier, Linden, Rev. 
R. F. Sloop, Rev. H. L. Wilson, Rev. Grant Sharp, Miss Mary 
Ann Wells, Lumberton. 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Adult Advisers of Presbytery's Senior High Fellowship Council 
President of the Men of the Presbytery 

Chairman of Christian Education of the Women of the Pres- 
bytery 

Superintendent of Camp Monroe 
Chairman Board of Trustees of Camp Monroe 
President Senior High Fellowship Council 



IV. Higher Education 

Rev. Spencer Hamrick, Chairman 
1968— Rev. S. L. Heibert 
1967 — Mr. Jas. L. Morgan, Laurel Hill 

1966— Rev. Robert Urie, Rev. Spencer Hamrick, Mr. W. Clyde Cov- 
ington, Wagram 



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V. Church Extension 

Rev. H. W. Gilkeson, Chairman 

1968— Rev. Stedman Bryan, Dr. E. C. Womble, Wagram; Mr. W. E. 
Blue, Southern Pines; Rev. Howard Gilkeson, Mr. Mack Hud- 
son, Benson; Mr. G. W. Shaw, Laurinburg; Mr. Howard Clark, 
Fayetteville, Consultant. 

1967 — Mr. Myres Tilghman, Dunn; Mr. Lewis Holder, Lillington; 
Mr. H. F. Bost, Eagle Springs; Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Mr. T. 
C. McKnight, Laurel Hill; Rev. Leslie C. Tucker; Mrs. Rudolph 
Jones, Angier 

1966 — Rev. Robert Hart, Rev. Dewey Herring, Mr. R. A. McPhail, 
Fayetteville; Mr. E. H. McKinnon, Rowland; Rev. B. F. Fer- 
guson, Mr. R. D. McMillan, Jr., Red Springs 

VI. Assembly's and Synod's Agencies 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

1968 — Mr. Fairley Morris, Maxton; Rev. B. E. Dotson 

1967 — Rev. Vance Baucom, Mr. Alex McGill, Maxton 

1966 — Mr. Herman Campbell, Pinehurst; Rev. Frank M. Scarlette, Jr. 

VII. Women's Work 

Rev. Geo. R. Cheney, Jr. 

1968— Rev. Geo. R. Cheney, Jr. 
1967— Mr. Wallace Core, Dunn 
1966 — Rev. J. Ray Dickens 

VIM. Stewardship 

Mr. Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

1968 — Mr. A. L. Burney, Southern Pines; Mr. Harold Treatt, Fay- 
etteville; Mr. W. O, Cameron, Dunn, Mr. L. R. McDonald, Car- 

.,, . : ihage, ..„ ... ;: , ; , ; ';," ;/; , . ;/ ;\ : ; r . : : \ .,;J. n . 

1967 — Rev. Vernon Broyles, Mr. Edwin Pate, Sr., Laurinburg:; Mr. 

J. D. Stewart, Lumberton; Mr. A. C. Parker, Fayetteville. 
1966 — Rev. J. V. C. Summer ell, General R. B. Hill, Southern Pines; 

Mr. Harvey Oliver and Mr. Wilbur Clark, Fayetteville: I 

IX. Christian Relations 

Rev. Ci R. Jenkins, Chairman 

1968 — Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Rev. W. A. Brown, Dr. Willard Swi.ers, 

Fayetteville 
1967— Rev. D. H. Moylan, Mr. C. D. Potter, McDonald 
1966 — Rev. Lloyd Kay, Rev. W^ M. Alexander; ^ 7 7 ^ 



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X. Candidates For The Ministry 

Rev. C. S. Albright, Chairman 

1968— Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. 
1967— Rev. C. S. Albright 
1966 — Rev. Robert Urie 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

I. Nominating Committee 

Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Chairman 

1968 — Rev. Dan E. Norman, Mr. Ben Wicks, Aberdeen 
1967 — Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Mr. C. W. Bannerman, Dunn 
1966— Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Mr. Peter Cromartie, Fayetteville 

II. Presbytery's Work 

Mr. Archie Howard, Chairman 

1968— Rev. A. C. Trivette 
1967— Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson 
1966 — Mr. Archie Howard 

III. Bills And Overtures 

The last six Ex-Moderators which are as of 1964: Rev. A. C. Tri- 
vette, Rev. B. S. Howell, Mr. M. M. Clark, Mr. Crawford MacKethan, 
Rev. W. C. Neill, Rev. R. H. Poole. The last Ex-Moderator to serve 
as chairman. 

IV. Installations 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

1968— Rev. Stradford T. Snively, Mr. Roger Hall, Lumber Bridge 
1967 — Rev. B. E. Dotson, Mr. Hervey Evans, Jr., Laurinburg 
1966— Rev. J. V. C. Summerell, Mr. J. Wilson Lewis, Fairmont 

V. Manual of Presbytery 

Rev. W. S. Golden, Chairman 

1968— Mr. R. D. McMillan, Red Springs 
1967— Dr. W. E. Alexander, Robbins 
1966— Rev. W. S. Golden 
Ex-Officio Members: 

The Executive Secretary 
m < m The Stated Clerk 

Chairman of Presbytery's Council 

Chairman of Christian Education 



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VI. Presbyterian Survey 

Rev. Billy H. Herring, Chairman 

1968— Rev. Billy H. Herring 
1967— Rev. C. W. Kimbrough 
1966— Rev. Frank A. Davison 

VII. Christianity and Health 

Rev. Julian Lake, Chairman 

1968— Rev. Frank M. Searlette, Jr., Dr. C. W. Byrd, Dunn 

1967 — Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg; Dr. Duncan Owen, Fayette- 

ville 
1966 — Rev. Julian Lake, Mr. John Ormsby, Fayetteville 

VIM. Examinations 

a. Theology: 

1968— Rev. C. K. Ligon 

1967 — Rev. Jas. Appleby 

1966— Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, III 

b. Church Government: 
1968 — Rev. Geo. Alexander 
1967— Rev. E. A. Whitlock 
1966— Rev. R. L. Prince 

3. Sacraments 
1968— Rev. A. D. McArn 
1967 — Rev. C. R. Jenkins 
1966 — Rev. W. C. Crumplen 

d. English Bible 

1968 — Rev. A. C. Trivette 
1967 — Rev. Paul L. Hanks 
1966— Rev. P. H. Gwynn 

e. Thesis and Exegesis: 
1968 — Rev. Robert Mabson 
1967— Rev. A. N. Wells 
1966— Rev. W. C. Neill 

IX. Ministers' Salaries 
Mr. Guyton Smith, Chairman 

1968 — Mr. Wilbur H. Currie, Carthage; Mr. Halbert M. Jones, Lau- 
rinburg; Mr. James A. Gray, Hope Mills. 

1967 — Mr. Guyton Smith, Dunn; Mr. J. W. Purdie, Dunn; Mr. B. G. 
French, Lumberton. 

1966 — Mr. Murphy McGirt, Maxton; Mr. K. A. McDonald, Raeford; 
Mr. A. L. Burney, Southern Pines. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 9 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. Julian Lake, Chairman 

1968 — Rev. Julian Lake, Rev R. S. Arrowood 

1967 — Mr. Charles G. Rose, Fayette ville; Mr. Robert Campbell, Row- 
land; Rev. Louis C. LaMotte. 

1966— Mr. Guy ton Smith, Dunn 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 

(Printed as Information) 

1. Churches by Districts: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, God- 
win, Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Providence, Riverside, Unity. 

District No. 2: Big Rockfish, Bonnie Doone, Campbellton, Church- 
of-the-Covenant, College Heights, Comfort, Fayetteville First, 
Highland, McPherson, Palestine, Peace, Westminster, Sardis, 
Sherwood, Spring Lake, Sunnyside, Vaughn Memorial, Village. 

District No. 3: Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, McNair Mem- 
orial, Midway, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Philadelphus, Red Springs, 
Rowland, St. Pauls. 

District No. 4: Centre, Church-in-the-Pines, Laurel Hill, Laurin- 
burg, Maxton, Montpelier, Pleasant View, Smyrna, Middleton 
Heights. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel, Dundarrach, Galatia, Hope Mills, 
Lumber Bridge, Parkton, Phillipi, Raeford, Rex, Shiloh. 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Memorial, Community, Culdee, 
Eureka, Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, West End. 

District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage Cy- 
press, Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Priest Hill, Union, Vass. 

District No. 8: Barbecue, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, Cedar Rock, Ephe- 
sus, Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. Pisgah Olivia, Raven 
Rock, Summerville. 

2. Officers of the Women of the Church: 

President — Mrs. John Nance, Fayetteville 
Vice-President — Mrs. Herman Campbell, Carthage 
Secretary — Mrs. Robert C. Spears, Fayetteville 
Treasurer — Mrs. B. G. French, Lumberton 

3. Officers of the Men of the Church: 

President — R. S. Taylor, Jr., Lillington 

First Vice-President — Dr. C. C. McLean, Southern Pines 

Secretary-Treasurer — Sam Mann, Lillington 



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4. Officers of the Young People: 

Moderator — Warren Thomas, Cameron 
Vive-Moderator — Lois Ray Ross, Lillington 
Stated Clerk — Gene Smith, Dunn 
Treasurer — David Jones, Southern Pines 

5. Deacons of Presbytery: 

President— R. S. Kelly, Jr. 
Vice-President — Gordon Dove 
Secretary — Joe Mosherm 
Treasurer — J. S. Harper 

6. Candidates for the Ministry 

Name Church 

Earl M. Vaughan Comfort 

Lemuel Ray Gilchrist Cedar Rock 

Thomas W. Currie Carthage 

Wm. Claude Godwin Fayetteville 

Wm. Robert Carr Fayetteville 



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THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-THIRD 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Carthage, N. C, January 28, 1964 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Forty Third Stated 
meeting at the First Presbyterian Church of Carthage on 
January 28, 1964 at 9:30 A.M. The meeting was called to 
order and opened with prayer by the Moderator, Ruling 
Elder Crawford B. MacKethan. 

COMMUNION SERVICE : Presbytery was led in a serv- 
ice of meditation and the Communion of the Lord's Supper 
by Rev. B. E. Dotson and Rev. W. S. Golden, assisted by the 
Elders of the Carthage Church. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The names of the Elders and 
Deacons who have died in the year 1963 were read and it 
was ordered that their names be inscribed on the In Memo- 
rial page of the Minutes. 

MEMORIALS: Rev. R. S. Arrowood read a memorial of 
Rev. A. T. Lassiter and Rev. F. A. Davison read a memorial 
of Rev. R. M. Phillips which are as follows : 

REVEREND ABRAM TROY LASSITER 
1879-1963 

Abram Troy Lassiter was born in Johnston County, North Caro- 
lina, March 13, 1879; the son of Joseph Andrew Lassiter and Martha 
Woodall. 

He was prepared for College at Turlington Institute, Smithfield, 
and attended Davidson College, graduating in 1910. He then went 
to Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia, finishing there 
in 1913. Mr. Lassiter died October 7, 1963 at the age of 84. 

Mr. Lassiter was married May 11, 1911 to Miss Ava Olivia Yel- 
vington, who preceded him in death by about two months. He is sur- 
vived by two sons, Mr. J. Y. Lassiter of Smithfield; Mr. A. T. Lassi- 
ter, Jr. of Richmond, Virginia; and two daughters, Mrs. Ruth Moses 
of Sanford and Mrs. Martha Mathewson of Rocky Mount. 

Mr. Lassiter was ordained as an evangelist by Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery in October, 1913. 



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In 1914, in the report of his work in Presbytery's Minutes, we 
find him with ten preaching appointments in Cumberland, Harnett 
and Johnston Counties. 

Mr. Lassiter was instrumental in organizing Palestine, Benson, 
and other churches, some of which have been dissolved. 

In 1926 Mr. Lassiter became a General Evangelist for the Synod 
of North Carolina, serving in that capacity for about seven years; 
holding meetings wherever opportunity offered. Then for about 
fourteen years, he supplied churches in his area of the Presbytery. 

Until failing health came, Mr. Lassiter taught a Sunday School 
Class at the Oakland Church near his home. He had a prayer list 
of the unsaved, and he witnessed for Christ to the end of his life. 

Rev. J. H. Lansinger, pastor of the Smithfield Presbyterian Church, 
and Dr. Ben R. Lacy, Jr., officiated at his funeral. It was said of 
him by Mr. Lansinger that he ''always was ready to speak a good 
word for Jesus Christ" and Dr. Lacy added, "There is no telling 
how many people he led to Christ." The Rev. R. S. Arrowood also 
paid this tribute to him: "I witnessed his burning zeal for Christ; 
his passion for souls; his deep censecration. It can be said of him as 
it was of Barnabas 'he was a good man, full of the Holy Ghost and 
of faith'." 



REVEREND RUFUS MARTIN PHILLIPS 
We pause to honor the memory of the Reverend Rufus Martin 
Phillips, who having been in ill health in recent years, died at Glen 
Springs, South Carolina on December 19, 1963 at the age of 82. He 
was buried at the Glen Springs Church cemetery on December 21, 
1963. 

Rufus Martin Phillips was born in Sanford, N. C. on November 
5, 1881, son of William Taylor and Letisha Adlaid Phillips. He mar- 
ried Catherine Ann Moore of Winnsboro, South Carolina on June 20, 
1920. From this union came three children, two daughters, Flora 
Elizabeth and Margaret Speer, and one son, Robert M. Phillips. His 
wife and children survive him. 

After graduating from high school, Mr. Phillips attended the 
Georgia-Alabama Business College and for a year entered business 
in Columbia, South Carolina. Not feeling satisfied with his business 
career, he went into the teaching profession. Mr. Phillips taught 
at the Broadway Normal School at Broadway, N. C. and in the North 
Carolina Public School System. After five years of teaching, he 
went to Davidson College graduating with a B.S. degree and from 
there he went to Columbia Theological Seminary where he received 
his B.D. degree. While at the Seminary, he became for a two year 
period temporary supply of the Great Falls Church in Summerville, 
S. C. Mr. Phillips was licensed and ordained in 1917 by Bethel 



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Presbytery. In 1917 he became pastor of the Summerville Church, 
and after two years of service accepted a call to the Pittsboro Church 
in Pittsboro, N. C. In 1926 Mr. Phillips went back to South Caro- 
lina to serve the Glen Springs group of churches. After having 
served the Glen Springs churches he ministered to two other chur- 
ches in the Synod of South Carolina, the Landrum Church and the 
Piedmont Church. In 1937 Mr. Phillips accepted a call for the sec- 
ond time to his former pastorate, the Glen Springs churches where 
he served for the next ten years. He then came to the Synod of 
North Carolina to serve the Erwin Church from 1947-1953. Mr. 
Phillip's last pastorate was as stated supply of the Cape Fear, Cedar 
Rock, and Summerville churches which he served until his retire- 
ment on June 28, 1956. 

Mr. Phillip was a faithful minister, sincere in the expression 
of the faith that God had given him. His influence has been felt in 
the lives of many and htey will testify that he was a faithful pastor, 
interested in his people, willing to sacrifice time and substance for 
the welfare of those whom he served. Mr. Phillips, interested not 
only in his local church, but in the program and policies of Presby- 
tery, was ever willing to serve as a good Presbyter. 

We acknowledge with gratitude the providence of God in the 
work of Mr. Phillips' ministry and extend our sincere sympathy to 
the members of his family. 

The prayer of thanksgiving for these men of faith was 
led by Rev. J. V. C. Summerell. 

ENROLLMENT : The following ministers were enrolled : 

C. S. Albright, George D. Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Vance 
Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, Woodson P. Booth, W. A. Brown, Vernon 
S. Broyles, III, Geo. R. Cheney, Jr., W. H. Chappell, R. A. Cromar- 
tie, W. C. Crumplen, F. A. Davidson, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, 
D. H. Dulin, B. F. Ferguson, W. K. Fitch, Jr., R. O. Freeman, H. W. 
Gilkeson, W. S. Golden, W. N. Gordon, Dawes B. Graybeal, R. K. 
Gustafson, R. G. Hall, W. S. Hamriek, R. M. Hart, P. L. Hanks, R. 
P. Hayes, B. H. Herring, H. D. Herring, W. B. Heyward, B. S. Howell, 
Jr., W. H. Jarrett, L. G. Kay, Tom Kernan, Julian Lake, L. C. La- 
Motte, C. K. Ligon, J. B. MacLeod, H. A. McBath, R. A. Massey, 
W. E. Massey, Jr., Guy M. Morrow, D. H. Moylan, W. C. Neill, Jul- 
ian Nesselrodt, D. E. Norman, Owen Norment, R. F. Park, R. H. 
Poole, R. L. Prince, F. M. Scarlett, Jr., B. O. Shannon, Grant Sharp, 
R. F. Sloop, M. M. Stephens, J. V. C. Summerell, R. D. Taylor, A. C. 
Trivette, L. C. Tucker, Jr., A. N. Wells, Jack M. White, E. A. Whit- 
lock, Jr., F. C. Wilkinson, W. C. "Smiley" Williams, H. L. Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives : 



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Antioch, D. A. Currie; Ashpole, W. B. Bracey; Ashworth, C. C. 
Bailey; Barbecue, L. P. Cameron; Bensalem, W. W. Monroe; Benson, 
H. J. Woodall; Berea, Wilbert Coats; Bethel, J. H. Blythe; Bethesda, 
F. A. McNeill; Big Rockfish, Worth Wood; Bluff, W. H. Lupo; Bonnie 
Doon, T. R. Johnson; Brownson Memorial, W. E. Blue; Bunnlevel, R. 
E. Byrd; Cameron, J. R. Johnson; Cameron Hill, Neil C. Cameron; 
Cape Fear, Bruce Johnson; Carthage, L. R. McDonald; Cedar Rock, 
C. T. Thomas, Jr.; Centre, A. L. Buie; Church in the Pines, N. H. 
Gibson; Church of the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; Comfort, J. R. Pope; 
Community, C. E. Swaringen; Cypress, Elmer Cameron; Culdee, 
Patrick McKenzie; Dunn, L. P. West; Elise, W. P. Schumacher; Ephe_ 
sus, J. M. Wallace; Erwin, R. S. Kelly; Eureka, J. M. Blue; Fairmont, 
Charles Stafford; Fayetteville First, L. A. McBryde; Friendship, 
Fred Cashwell; Galatia, G. B. Newton; Godwin, D. M. Mclntyre; 
Grove, Mitchell Monds; Eagle Springs, H. F. Bost; Ebenezer, W. K. 
Ennis; Flat Branch, Edwin Bain; Highland, A. C. Parker; Hope 
Mills, A. L. Bynum; Iona, C. D. Potter; Jackson Springs, Sam Dilling; 
Lakeview, J. E. Causey; Laurel Hill, H. C. Newton; Laurinburg, J. 
M. McNeill; Leaflet, Hubert Cameron; Lillington, H. T. Atkins; Lum- 
ber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; Lumberton, C. S. Mclntyre; McMillan, 
W. C. R. Williams; McPherson, P. L. Page; Marton, R. U. Woods; 
Middleton Heights, Jasper McLean; Midway, Douglas Lytch; Mont- 
pelier, W. G. Shaw, Jr., Mt. Pisgah, W. A. Buie; Olivia, Pate Davis; 
Parkton, Dr. D. S. Currie; Peace, R. G. Strickland; Pembroke, R. B. 
Britt; Philadelphus, E. D. Parnell; Plainview, Bennie Holland; Priest 
Hill, J. M. Fields; Providence, J. J. Lee; Raeford, Dean C. White; 
Red Springs, Z. V. McMillan; Rex, Lee Shaw; Riverside, Garland 
Core; Rowland, W. E. McCallum; Sardis, W. E. Tew; Sherwood, Up- 
ton Tyson; Shiloh, Harry Thornberg; Smyrna, J. F. Mclntyre; St. 
Pauls, Neill T. Alford; Summerville, Neill McK. Ross; Sunnyside, 
Y. L. Bulla; Union, Jesse Briggs; Unity, H. T. Barefoot; Vass, N. N. 
McLean; Vaughn Memorial, H. C. Campen; Westminster, Carlyle 
Clark; West End, David H. Wilson. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED. The following were excused 
from attendance on this meeting: 

A. D. Carswell, A. Douglas McArn, C. M. Gibbs, James Apple- 
by, Ansley C. Moore, James Grubb, H. L. Black, C. R. Jenkins, P. 
H. Gwynn, Jr., C. W. Kimbrough. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. W. C. Neill was elected Modera- 
tor and Rev. Billy H. Herring and Rev. Jack M. White, 
Temporary Clerks. 

WELCOME: Rev. B. E. Dotson and Ruling Elder L. R. 
McDonald extended a cordial welcome to the Presbytery and 
made announcements. 

PROGRAM : Elder Crawford MacKethan presented the 
docket as the program of the Presbytery. It was approved. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 15 

OVERTURES: Overture from the Parkton Church in re- 
gard to the examination of Candidates for Ordination and 
from Roger Hall in regard to the time of the meetings of 
the Presbytery, were referred to the Committee on Bills 
and Overtures. 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS: The following Commis- 
sions of Installaton were received and admitted to record. 
The following Commission to organize the Ashworth Pres- 
byterian Church was admitted to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Lloyd Kay as pastor of the Unity Presbyterian Church met at 
the church at 3:00 P.M., on January 5, 1964. The following were 
present: Ministers: C. K. Ligon, Leslie Tucker, Roy Taylor; Ruling 
Elders: Guyton Smith, W. J. Barefoot, Robert Johnson. The meet- 
ing was opened with prayer. C. K. Ligon was elected Chairman and 
Elder Robert Johnson, Clerk. The Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. C. K. Ligon presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Leslie Tucker preached the sermon. 
Roy Taylor charged the minister. Guyton Smith charged the con- 
gregation. Rev. Lloyd Kay was declared duly elected and installed 
as pastor of the Unity Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly 
installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted 
and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

C. K. Ligon, Chairman 
Robert Johnson, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. George Alexander as pastor of the Vaughn Memorial Presby- 
terian Church met at the church at 7:10 P.M., on January 12, 1964 
The following were present: Ministers: Grant Sharp, Frank Muir 
Scarlett, Jr., C. K. Ligon; Ruling Elders: Henry Campen, Malcolm M. 
Clark, Ray Ferrell. The meeting was opened with prayer. C. K. 
Ligon was elected Chairman and M. M. Clark, Clerk. The Commiss- 
ion then met with the congregation of the Church. C. K. Ligon pre- 
sided and Frank M. Scarlett, Jr. propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. C. K. Ligon preached the sermon. Rev. Frank M. Scarlett 
charged the minister. Rev. Grant Sharp charged the congregation. 
Rev. George Alexander was declared duly elected and installed as 
pastor of the Vaughn Memorial Church according to the Book of 
Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by 
the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

C. K. Ligon, Chairman 
Malcolm M. Clark, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to ordain 
Mr. Jack White and to install him as Pastor of Sherwood and Big 



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Rockfish Churches met at the Sherwood Church, October 27, 1963, 
2:45 P. M. Rev. Elinos Whitlock was elected chairman, and Rev. 
Cheves K. Ligon was elected secretary. Also present: Ruling Elders 
Crawford McKethan, Stedman Bryan, Neill Baker, Guy O. Loftis, 
and the Rev. Frank M. Scarlett. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. 

After assignment and acceptance of parts, the Commission met 
with the joint congregations of the Sherwood and Big Rockfish 
Churches in the Sherwood Church sanctuary. The Rev. Elinos Whit- 
lock presided, propounded the constitutional questions and led in 
the ordination prayer. The Rev. Cheves Ligon preached the sermon. 
Elder Stedman Bryan charged the pastor. Rev. Frank Scarlett 
charged the congregation. Mr. White was ordained by the laying on 
of hands and prayer, and was declared pastor by the presiding min- 
ister. The, Rev. Jack White pronounced the benediction. 

The Commission reassembled. Minutes were read and approved. 
The meeting was closed with prayer. 

Elinos Whitlock, Chairman 
Cheves K. Ligon, Clerk 



REPORT OF THE COMMISSION TO ORGANIZE ASHWORTH 
PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 



The Commission to organize Ashworth Presbyterian Church met 
twice. The first meeting was held at Ashworth Chapel, December 29, 
1963, at 7:30 P.M. This meeting was held at the request of the Or- 
ganization Committee of Ashworth Chapel, for the purpose of ex- 
amining candidates for ordination as Ruling Elder and Deacon. 

Members of the Commission present were Rev. J. V. C. Sum- 
merell, Chairman; Rev. Robert O. Freeman; Ruling Elders: C. B. 
MacKethan, J. Scott McFayden, George S. Quillen. Rev. Robert M. 
Hart and Rev. Cheves K. Ligon were absent. 

The Commission was called to order by the chairman who called 
on Rev. R. O. Freeman to lead in prayer. Mr. Freeman was elected 
secretary of the Commission. 

Elder C. C. Bailey, chairman of the Organization Committee of 
Ashworth Chapel, met with the Commission. He explained that it 
was their desire to ordain and install Ruling Elders and Deacons 
as a part of the Organization Service for Ashworth Presbyterian 
Church, that to that end the congregation of Ashworth Chapel had 
met previously in complete accord with the requirements of the 
Book of Church Order and had elected certain men to be officers 
in the new church, and that of those elected some were already 
church officers but that eight men were not. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 17 

Mr. Bailey requested that the Commission examine these eight 
men — two for Ruling Elder and six for Deacon — as candidates for 
ordination. He further requested that at the official Organization of 
Ashworth Presbyterian Church, the congregation be allowed to pro- 
ceed immediately to the election, ordination and installation of Rul- 
ing Elders and Deacons. The Commission approved these requests. 

The Commission then met with the entire group of officers 
and candidates and was led in prayer by the chairman. Being sat- 
isfied that the eight candidates had received instruction as required 
by the Book of Church Order the Commission proceeded to examine 
them as to their religious experience and their "knowledge and ac- 
ceptance of the system of doctrine, government, and discipline con- 
tained in the Constitution of the Church, and the duties of the office 
to which" they had been elected. 

First examined were the candidates for Ruling Elder, Mr. M. D. 
Bennett and Mr. Duke J. Piner. After careful examination approval 
was given a motion to sustain as satisfactory their examination. 

Candidates for Deacon examined were J. E. Hanes, Solon Hewitt, 
Robert Matthews, Daniel McDonald, James A. Parker, Ted Winfree. 
After careful examination approval was given a motion to sustain 
as satisfactory their examination. 

Following approval of a motion to adjourn the Commission was 
led in prayer by Mr. McFayden. 

The second meeting of the Commission to organize Ashworth 
Presbyterian Church met at Ashworth Chapel, January 5, 1964, at 
7:15 P.M. 



Members of the Commission present were Rev. J. V. C. Sum- 
merell, Chairman; Rev. R. O. Freeman, Secretary; Rev. R. M. Hart, 
Rev. C. K. Ligon; Elders: C. G. MacKethan, J. S. McFayden, G. S. 
Quillen. 

The Commission was called to order and lead in prayer by the 
Chairman. Following procedural discussion the Commission met 
with the congregation for the evening worship. 

Elder C. B. MacKethan, Moderator of Fayetteville Presbytery, 
presided; Rev. R. M. Hart led the evening prayer; Dr. C. K. Ligon 
read the scripture; and the sermon was preached by Rev. J. V. C. 
Summerell. 

Following the sermon the Service of Organization was led by 
Elder J. Scott, McFayden and the Organization Prayer led by Elder 
George S. Quillen. 



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A congregation meeting was then held with Mr. Freeman as 
moderator. This meeting had been announced a week in advance as 
required by the Book of Church Order with its announced purpose 
the election of church officers and the calling of a pastor. The con- 
gregation approved the motion to proceed to elect six Ruling Elders 
and nine Deacons according to the limited term plan, having three 
classes of officers, each officer to serve a term of three years, ex- 
cept for such shorter terms as are necessary to put the plan into 
effect and to fill unexpired terms. 

Elected to office were the following: 

Ruling Elders: 

Class 1966— C. C. Bailey, Vance Herndon 
Class 1965— T. E. Garner, D. J. Piner 
Class 1964— J. M. Stephens, M. D. Bennett 

Deacons: 

Class 1966 — Pascal Barber, Jr., E. C. Barefoot, Jr., James A. 

Parker 
Class 1965— Robert Matthews, Charles Black, J. E. Hanes 
Class 1964— Dan McDonald, Ted Winfree, Colon Hewitt 

The congregation then approved a motion to proceed to the 
election of a pastor and Mr. Stedman Bryan was unanimously elec- 
ted. It was agreed that the call for his services would be presented 
to him at such time as he was ready to receive it and that prior to 
his ordination the Session was authorized to ask him ot serve as sup- 
ply pastor. 

Motion to adjourn was approved and the congregational meet- 
ing was closed with prayer by the moderator 

The Service of Ordination and Installation of Church Officers 
was led by Mr. Summerell. The above named men were installed as 
officers those not previously ordained being ordained at this time. 

The Sacrament of the Lord's Supper was administered by Dr. 
Ligon who also pronounced the Benediction. 

Following the evening worship the Commission reconvened and 
took the following actions: approved all that had taken place re- 
garding the organization of Ashworth Presbyterian Church as be- 
ing done in accordance with the Book of Church Order; ordered a 
list of the charter membership to be included in the minutes of the 
Commission; approved the minutes of the Commission; adjourned 
with closing prayer led by Mr. MacKethan. 

STANDING: The Moderator appointed the following 
Standing Committees: Bills and Overtures: Elder Crawford 
B. MacKethan, Elder Ed Causey, Rev. Vernon Broyles. Res- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 19 

olutions; Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie, Elders Roger Hall, and 
Carlyle Clark. Installations: Rev. D. B. Graybeal, Rev. Geo. 
R. Cheney, Jr., Elder Lee R. McDonald. 

WORLD MISSIONS: Dr. C. C. McLean presented Rev. 
Woodward D. Morriss, Missionary to Japan who spoke on 
Missions. Rev. Julian Lake led in prayer for the mission 
work. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS : Presbytery resolved itself into 
a Committee of the Whole to examine Sessional Records. 
Having examined the records, the Committee arose and the 
Moderator resumed the chair. 

REVISION OF BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER: The fol- 
lowing revisions which were sent down by the General As- 
sembly for advice and consent were approved as follows: 
To paragraph 9-2 the addition of "Both men and women 
shall be elegible to hold church offices." The paragraph 12-7 
was revised by striking out the word "women" and sub- 
stituting the word "persons". The paragraph 15-6, (15) was 
revised by striking out the word "active". 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte presented the nominees for Commission- 
ers to the General Assembly. The following were elected : 

PRINCIPALS 
MINISTERS ELDERS 

Price H. Gwynn, Jr. Crawford B. MacKethan 

Rufus A. Cromartie Lee R. McDonald 

H. Dewey Herring Dr. D. S. Currie 

Robert H. Poole M. M. Clark 

ALTERNATES 

W. H. Chappell Floyd E. James 

Robert F. Park Worth Moore 

Vance Baucom A. Smith Mclnnis 

Vernon Broyles III Theron R. Johnson 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 and was led in prayer by 
Rev. C. K. Ligon. 



20 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE : Rev. R. H. Poole was elected 
Moderator-Nominee. 

SERMON BY CANDIDATE: Rev. Robert K. Gustafson 
presented Candidate Stedman Bryan who preached on the 
subject God's Love and Our Love. 

TREASURER'S REPORT: Rev. C. K. Ligon gave the 

Treasurer's Report which was approved and is as follows : 

REPORT OF CENTRAL TREASURER 
1963 

I. Budgeted Benevolences — 

Received— $273,252 Amount Pledged— $259,234 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES: 

World Missions $ 58,800 $ 56,922 

Church Extension 25,200 22,561 

Christian Education 11,200 10,131 

Annuities and Relief 2,800 8,312 

General Fund Agencies 19,180 16,544 

Inter-Church Agencies 420 296 

$117,600 $114,766 

SYNOD CAUSES 

Church Extension $ 11,200 $ 9,564 

Presbyterian Home 2,100 2,806 

Children's Home 9,800 18,108 

Christian Education 4,200 3,230 

Educational Institutions 36,400 30,259 

Campus Christian Life 5,600 4,247 

Guidance Center 1,400 1,366 

Inter Church Relations 280 273 

Contingent Salary Fund 1,820 1,776 

Chapel Hill Church 2,800 2,149 

$ 75,600 $ 73,778 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 

Church Extension $ 47,600 $ 46,589 

Christian Education 4,200 3,664 

Office 16,800 16,349 

Camp Monroe 12,600 12,600 

Manse 5,600 5,506 

$ 86,800 $ 84,708 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 21 

TOTAL BUDGETED $280,000 $273,252 

II. Tax $ 14,594 $ 14,231 

III. Barnabas Fellowship $ 2,840 

IV. Non Budgeted 

Assembly : 3,609 

Synod 11,348 

Presbytery 6,000 

Miscellaneous 112 

Total Non-Budgeted $ 21,069 

TOTAL $294,594 $311,392 

The Auditor's report was read and approved : 

Your Committee appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to audit 
the books of Rev. Cheves K. Ligon, Treasurer of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery, would report that we have carefully examined all the books, 
records, and items of the Treasurer, and, to the best of our know- 
ledge and belief, all of the said books, records and items are correct 
in every detail. 

Respectfully submitted, 
S. J. Clark, Chairman 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: The Report of Presby- 
tery's Council was presented by Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, 
Chairman. It was amended and adopted and is as follows: 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. Special Program Committee: 

(a) That a calendar of Presbytery-wide events be prepared 
and distributed twice annually (to avoid duplication of 
meetings). 

(b) That additional copies of dockets of Presbytery be sent 
to churches for distribution to official commissioners. 

(c) That as much advance information on anticipated mat- 
ters for discussion and action at forthcoming Presbytery 
meetings be published in the "Fayetteville Presbyterian" as 
possible. 

(d) That at the Fall Rallies of the Men of the Church, 
Deacons and Stewardship Committee the question of one 
Mass Rally (under the direction of the Men of the Church) 
be referred to each of these organizations at the next fall 
rallies for their recommendations. 

2. To increase the Christian Education Committee from 12 to 
18 members. There will soon be 11 sub-committees, and more mem- 



22 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

bers are needed to carry on the large work of this committee. 

3. That the Commission on the Minister and His Work be con- 
sidered a Major Committee for purposes of nomination. 

4. That Fayetteville Presbytery grant permission for women to 
serve on Major Committees with the exception of the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work. 

5. That the Christian Relations Chairman be no longer an ex- 
officio member of the Christian Education Committee. 

6. That Commissioners to General Assembly be elected at the 
fall meetings rather than the winter meetings. 

STEWARDSHIP: The report on Stewardship was pre- 
sented by Rev. J. V. C. Summerell. The report was adopted 
and is as follows : 

PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 1964 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES: $118,891. 41.00% 

World Missions $ 68,000 23.45% 

Church Extension 21,000 7.24 

Christian Education 10,000 3.45 

Annuities and Relief 1,695 .58 

General Fund - - 17,891 6.17 

Inter-Church Agencies 305 .11 

SYNOD CAUSES: $81,109. 27.97% 

Church Extension $ 6,238 2.16% 

Presbyterian Home 4,226 1.46 

Children's Home 7,620 2.63 

Christian Education 6,421 2.21 

Educational Institutions 41,890 14.44 

Campus Christian Life 6,674 2.30 

Guidance Center 3,324 1.15 

Inter-Church Agencies ... 586 .20 

Contingent Salary Fund 2,630 .90 

Chapel Hill Church 1,500 .52 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES: $90,000. 31.03% 

Church Extension $ 48,600 16.76% 

Christian Education ... .. 4,545 1.57 

Office 16,955 5.85 

Manse 2,500 .86 

Higher Education 400 .13 

Camp Monroe 12,000 4.14 

Camp Monroe Debt Reduction 5,000 1.72 

GRAND TOTAL $290,000 100.00% 

Amount pledged for 1964: $262,366. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 23 

NOMINATIONS : The Report on Nominations was pre- 
sented by Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Chairman. The report was 
adopted and is as follows : 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS 

TRUSTEES: 

CAMP MONROE: 

That Mr. T. C. McKnight replace Mr. K. J. Shaw, deceased, 
Class 1967. 

LEBANON CHURCH CEMETERY: 

That Mr. James M. McNair, Maxton, replace Mr. F. E. 
Coxe, removed. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

That Rev. W. C. Neill be made Chairman in place of Rev. Robert 
G. Hall. 

WOMEN'S WORK: 

That Rev. George R. Cheney, Jr., replace Rev. Ben J. Bass, Class 
1965, and be made Chairman. 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

That Rev. Billy H. Herring replace Rev. R. Y. Russell, Class 
1965, and be made Chairman. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

That Mr. James McNeill Williams, Fayetteville, replace Mr. 
Jerome Clark, Class 1965; and that Mrs. Ben Campen, Red 
Springs, replace Mr. Claude Darling, Class 1967. 
That the following be added to the Committee on CHRISTIAN 
EDUCATION to bring the membership up to eighteen: 
Class 1967: Rev. George Alexander 

Miss Dorothy Hutaff, Fayetteville 
Class 1966: Rev. Grant Sharp 

Miss Mary Anne Wells, Lumber ton 
Class 1965: Rev. A. A. Myers 

Mrs. Warren Thomas, Cameron 

Respectfully submitted, 
Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. Robert 
F. Park presented the report on Assembly's and Synod's 
Agencies. The report was received as information. 

MINISTER AND HIS WORK: Rev. Robert G. Hall pre- 
sented the report of the Commission on the Minister and his 
Work. It was approved and is as follows : 

Since the last meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery the Commis- 
sion on the Minister and His Work has met and transacted the fol- 



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lowing business: (1) Approved the call of the Philadelphus Church 
to the Reverend James MacLeod to serve for one year as Stated 
Supply; (2) Approved a call of the Sunnyside Church to the Rev- 
erend William H. Jarre tt; (3) Granted permission to Cypress and 
Cameron Hill Churches to issue a call to the Reverend Clarence 
Calcote; (4) Concurred in the request of Reverend Ben Bass that 
his pastoral relationship to Midway and Pembroke Churches be dis- 
solved and that he be granted a letter of transfer to Congaree Pres- 
bytery so that he might accept a call to the First Presbyterian 
Church, Saluda, South Carolina. 

The following changes in salaries were approved: 

Antioch for Rev. Ben F. Ferguson, salary from $5100 to $5500; 
Benson for Rev. Lloyd G. Kay, salary from $2160 to $2200; Bethel for 
Rev. Vance Baucom, professional expenses from $500 to $600; 
Bethesda for Rev. W. C. Neill, salary from $5200 to $5700, also 
Minister's Annuity $500, Group Life and Hospital Insurance $165; 
Bluff for Rev. W. A. Brown, salary from $4200 to $4460; Centre for 
Rev. A. A. Myers, salary from $3237.50 to $3600; Comfort for Rev. 
Robert H. Hart, salary from $4800 to $5200; Culdee for Rev. W. K. 
Fitch, Jr., professional expenses from $1300 to $1600; Cypress, va- 
cant, salary from $1920 to $2100; Dunn for Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, 
Jr., salary from $8000 to $8800; Ebenezer for Rev. C. W. Kimbrough, 
professional expenses from $1000 to $1200; Erwin for Rev. Frank A. 
Davison, salary from $3400 to $3700; Friendship for Rev. Howard W. 
Gilkeson, salary from $852 to $924; Laurel Hill for Rev. A. C. 
Trivette, professional expenses from $700 to $1000, $600 for utilities; 
Laurinburg for Howard W. Gilkeson, salary from $390 to $288, pro- 
fessional expenses from $1920 to $1620. "This reduction is made as 
the outpost churches are assuming a greater portion of the financial 
responsibility"; Lillington for Rev. Robert F. Park, salary from 
$5250 to $5500, professional expenses from $750 to $800; MacPher- 
son for Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr., professional expense from $1200 
to $1600, Group insurance for family; Montpelier for Rev. Vernon S. 
Broyles, III, salary from $4200 to $4300, professional expenses from 
$800 to $1000; Parkton for Rev. Woodson P. Booth, utilities $600; 
Philippi for Rev. Elinos A. Whitlock, Jr., salary from $1056 to $1256; 
Pleasant View for Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson, salary from $330 to 
$660; Providence for Rev. Julian D. Nesselrodt, professional ex- 
penses from $800 to $900; Raeford for Rev. W. B. Heyward, salary 
from $7200 to $8000, additional provision $550; Village for Rev. 
Rufus A. Cromartie, Group Insurance for Minister and his family. 

RECEPTION OF MINISTER: Rev. W. H. Jarrett pre- 
sented a letter of transfer from Granville Presbytery. Mr. 
Jarrett was examined according to the Book of Church 
Order and having signed the Minister's Obligation he was 
enrolled as a member of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

REPORT ON CANDIDATE : Rev. Frank M. Scarlette, Jr., 
gave an oral report of the Examining Committee in regard 



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to the examination of Candidate Stedman Bryan. Mr. Bryan 
then made a short statement of faith to the Presbytery. His 
examinations in Theology, Church Government, the Sacra- 
ments, English Bible and his sermon before Presbytery 
were sustained as satisfactory parts of trial. 

On motion by Rev. W. B. Heyward, Presbytery com- 
mended Mr. Bryan on his moving sermon and commended 
and praised those who have tutored and Counceled Mr. 
Bryan. 

Rev. R. K. Gustafson offered the following motion which 
was received: That pending satisfactory completion of the 
Thesis and Exegesis, Presbytery proceed to ordain Stedman 
Bryan under the Extraordinary Clause (27-5, (4) ) ; and that 
the vote on this motion be deferred until the next meeting 
of Presbytery. 

CALLED MEETING: Motion prevailed that Presbytery 
have a Called Meeting before the Spring Meeting to com- 
plete the examination of Mr. Stedman Bryan; and, if his 
examination be sustained, to proceed to ordain him. 

THE WOMEN OF PRESBYTERY: Rev. J. Ray Dickens 
presented Mrs. Myrton Stewart, President of the Women of 
Fayetteville Presbytery, who presented the annual Report. 
It was received as information. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: Rev. R. H. Poole gave the 
report on Annuities and Relief which was received as infor- 
mation. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. B. S. Howell, Jr., pre- 
sented the Report on Christian Education. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations 
were approved : 

1. That the Sessions of the Churches in the Presbytery study, 
during 1964, the Covenant Life Curriculum Manual, Home and 
Family Nurture, seeking to follow its guidance in initiating this 
important aspect of the Curriculum through the introductory unit, 
"Families Within The Family," in the local congregation. 

2. That the Sessions of the Churches encourage participation 
of the members of the congregation in the unique study opportuni- 
ties provided on Presbytery level through Presbytery's Leadership 



26 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Schools, Institutes, Workshops, Rallies and Camps. And that they 
particularly emphasize Synod's Covenant Life Workshop in Mon- 
treal July 2-8. 

3. That the sessions of the churches be urged to allow a mem- 
ber of the Camping Subcommittee to make a 15-minute presentation 
to the sessions for camp promotions and enlistment before March 
31, 1964. 

4. That the sessions of the churches make it possible for their 
Teaching Elders to participate in the camping program of the Pres- 
bytery and that the Men of the Church furnish pulpit supplies the 
Sunday immediately following the Teaching Elder's attendance at 
Camp, if requested to do so. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: 

Rev. R. K. Gustafson presented the report on Higher Education 
which was adopted and is as follows: 

The Church is experiencing an ever-increasing need for Candi- 
dates for the Gospel Ministry. In view of this fact, this Committee 
has planned an exciting spring meeting for potential leaders in the 
Church. You are invited to nominate those persons in your congre- 
gation who seem to have the potential to develop, under guidance, 
those qualities which ought to characterize church leaders. Those 
nominated will be invited to be Presbytery's guests for a week-end 
conference. Stimulating people in the Church will plan and direct 
the Conference. The purpose is to challenge and encourage the youth 
and young adults in our midst who ought to be thinking about the 
ministry or some other Church vocation. This means that some should 
attend the Conference who have never before considered themselves 
in this light. Your interest in someone may mark the turning point 
in that person's life. 

You are urged to examine your entire Church roll in selecting 
these nominees. Please send names of junior and senior high school 
students, college students, and young adults who seem to have the 
necessary potential for full-time Church leadership; giving approxi- 
mate ages and grade or class in school. Send names and mailing 
addresses of your nominees to Presbytery's Office, Box 3352, Fayette- 
ville, before February 28, 1965. Some accompanying statement about 
each would be appreciated. 

Helpful suggestions for selecting these nominees will be found in 
the pamphlet Enlistment — A Handbook for Pastors and Sessions. 

RESOLUTION FOR MR. CRAWFORD BOYD: 

CRAWFORD BOYD 

Be is resolved that 

Whereas Crawford Boyd has been a lifetime member of the Fay- 
etteville First Presbyterian Church and an elder in that 
church for twenty-five years; 



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Whereas he has given a deep and lasting Christian witness to the 
youth of Fayettevilie Presbytery and rendered valuable 
service as consultant and registrar in Presbytery's camp 
and conference program for thirty-five years; 

Whereas he has reluctantly requested to be relieved of the duties 
and responsibilities as registrar at Camp Monroe; 

The Christian Education Committee asks that Fayettevilie Presby- 
tery at its 343rd stated meeting in the Carthage Presby- 
terian Church give due recognition to Ruling Elder Craw 
ford Boyd, who has served long and well as camp and 
conference registrar. 

The Christian Education Committee 
Fayettevilie Presbytery 

MR. STAN BELL INTRODUCED. 

Mr. Stan Bell Assistant to the President of St. Andrews 
College was presented and spoke briefly about the work and 
development of the College. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. W. B. Heyward made the 
report on Church Extension which was received as informa- 
tion. 

On motion, appreciation was expressed to Mr. Oscar Mc- 
Cormick, member of the Laurinburg Church for the gift to 
Presbytery of over eight acres of land near St. Andrews Col- 
lege as a site for a church. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS: Rev. A. C. Trivette presented 
the report on Sessional Records which was received as infor- 
mation. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES: Elder Crawford MacKethan 
presented the report of the Committee on Bills and Over- 
tures. The Committee answered in the negative the Over- 
ture from the Session of the Parkton Church in regard to 
the examination of Candidates for ordination ; and the over- 
ture from Elder Roger Hall in regard to the time of meetings 
of Presbytery was also answered in the negative. The Pres- 
bytery sustained the Committee in regard to both Over- 
tures. 



28 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

RESOLUTIONS: Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie presented 
the following report of the Committee on Resolutions which 
was adopted by a rising vote : 

That Fayetteville Presbytery express its thanks to Rev. 
B. E. Dotson and Rev. W. S. Golden for the inspiring com- 
munion service ; to Rev. Woodward D. Morriss for his inspir- 
ing and stimulating talk on World Missions ; To the Pastor, 
Officers and Members of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Carthage for the welcome and reception given Presbytery; 
and to the Women of the Church for the delicious meal 
served the members of the Presbytery ; and to Mrs. My r ton 
Stewart for her comprehensive and inspiring report to Pres- 
bytery on Women's Work. 

INSTALLATIONS: The report on Installations was 
given by Rev. Dawes B. Graybeal, recommending that the 
following Commission be appointed to install Rev. W. H. 
Jarrett at Sunnyside, Feb. 2, 1964 at 7:00 P.M. Rev. B. E. 
Dotson to preside and propound the constitutional ques- 
tions ; Rev. Geo. Cheney to preach the sermon ; Rev. Rufus 
Cromartie to charge the Pastor; Elder Robert Averit to 
charge the People; Elders Y. L. Bulla and Lonnie Owen to 
complete the Commission. The report was adopted. 

NEXT MEETING: The First Presbyterian Church of 
Fayetteville inviting Presbytery to meet there at its Spring 
Meeting, The Presbytery of Fayetteville will meet at the 
First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville June 30, 1964 at 
9:30 A.M. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes of the 
day's session were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: The Meeting was adjourned with 
prayer and the Apostolic Benediction. 

W. C. Neill, Moderator, 

Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 

Attest : R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 



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CALLED MEETING 

Montreat, N. C, June 9, 1964 

Fayetteville Presbytery met, pursuant to the call of the 
Moderator, at Montreat, N. C, following the afternoon ses- 
sion of the Synod of North Carolina. Presbytery was called 
to order by the Moderator, Rev. W. C. Neill and led in prayer 
by Rev. Ansley C. Moore. 

ENROLLMENT : The following ministers were enrolled : 

C. S. Albright, James Appleby, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, 
W. A. Brown, Vernon S. Broyles III, William Chappell, George R. 
Cheney, Jr., Rufus Cromartie, B. E. Dotson, R. O. Freeman, Robert 
G. Hall, Robert M. Hart, Richard Hayes, Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey 
Herring, Chas. J. Hollingsworth, C. Rees Jenkins, Drury L. Jones, 
Julian Lake, C. K. Ligon, Wm. E. Massey, Jr., Ansley C. Moore, 
A. A. Myers, Jr., Julian D. Nesselrodt, Dan Norman, Robert F. Park, 
J. V. C. Summerell, Roy D. Taylor, A. C. Trivette, Leslie C. Tucker, 
Jr., A. N. Wells, H. L. Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives: 

Ashworth, C. C. Bailey; Bethesda, Neill A. McLeod; Bethel, 
Henry C. Bowen; Brownson Memorial, Duncan L. McGoogan; 
Church in the Pines, James L. Morgan; Dunn, W. Guyton Smith; 
Eureka, Ernest Home; First Fayetteville, Peter Cromartie; Godwin, 
Thurman C. Godwin; First Laurinburg, Jack Gaw; Lillington, W. H. 
Randall; Laurel Hill, H. C. Newton; Montpelier, Dr. E. C. Womble; 
Priest Hill, Brady Pressley; Raeford, John F. Campbell; Red Springs, 
Duncan McGoogan; Shiloh, Russell A. Smoak; West End, M. H. 
Tucker; Westminster, Worth O. Moore. 

The Call for this meeting was read, found in order, and 
is as follows : 

The constitutional requirements having been met, Fay- 
etteville Presbytery is called to meet at 5:00 P.M., (or im- 
mediately following the afternoon session of the Synod of 
North Carolina, Montreat, N. C, June 9, 1964, Anderson 
Auditorium, to transact the following business : 

1. To complete the examination for ordination of Candi- 
date Stedman Bryan. 



30 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

2. To attend to any matters growing out of the above. 

W. C. Neill, Moderator. 

Rev. A. N. Wells gave the report on the Thesis and Exe- 
gesis, the work of Candidate Stedman Bryan. Mr. Wells 
moved that the examination of Mr. Bryan be approved as a 
whole. Which motion was passed. 

The motion to ordain Mr. Stedman Bryan under the 
"Extraordinary Clause" was made to be put at the next 
meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The reading of the Minutes was passed over. Presbytery 
was adjourned with prayer, led by Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, Jr. 

W. C. Neill, Moderator, 

Roy D. Taylor, Permant Clerk 

Attest: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 31 

THE THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FOURTH 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, June 30, 1964 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and 
Forty-Fourth Meeting at the First Presbyterian Church, 
Fayetteville, N. C, on June 30, 1964 at 9:30 A.M. The meet- 
ing was called to order and led in prayer by the Moderator, 
Rev. W. C. Neill. Presbytery then sang "The Church's One 
Foundation". 

SERMON BY CANDIDATE: Candidate David Gullett, 
Pastor-Elect of the Midway-Pembroke Churches, was intro- 
duced to Presbytery and preached the opening sermon. 

ENROLLMENT : The following ministers were enrolled : 

C. S. Albright, Geo. D. Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Bau- 
com, H. Hoover Bear, Woodson P. Booth, W. A. Brown, Vernon S. 
Broyles III, Wm. H. Chappell, Geo. R. Cheney, Jr., Rufus A. Cromar- 
tie, Wm. C. Crumpler, Frank A. Davison, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. 
Dotson, Ben Ferguson, W. K. Fitch, H. W. Gilkeson, W. S. Golden, 
W. N. Gordon, Dawes Graybeal, P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Robert G. Hall, 
W. Spencer Hamrick, Robert M. Hart, Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey 
Herring, S. A. Heibert, Charles J. Hollingsworth, Billy S. Howell, 
Jr., W. H. Jarrett, C. Rees Jenkins, Lloyd Kay, Julian Lake, Louis 
C. LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, Robert C. Mabson, James B. MacLeod, A. 
Douglas McArn, R. A. Massey, Wm. E. Massey, Jr., Ansley C. 
Moore, Guy M. Morrow, A. A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Dan Norman, 
Robert F. Park, R. H. Poole, R. L. Prince, F. M. Scarlett, Jr., B. O. 
Shannon, R. F. Sloop, S. T. Snively, M. M. Stephens, J. V. C. Sum- 
merell, Roy D. Taylor, A. C. Trivette, L. C. Tucker, Jr., A. N. Wells, 
Jack M. White, E. A. Whitlock, Jr., Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. 
Wilson. 

The following elders were enrolled : 

Antioch, W. L. Gibson; Ashworth, C. C. Bailey; Ashpole, S. 
Watson Butler; Barbecue, J. Thurman Warwick; Bensalem, Fostor 
Williams; Bethesda, Curtis Mclnnis; Big Rockfish, Marshall Kin- 
law; Bluff, M. H. Lupo; Bonnie Doone, Theron R. Johnson; Brown- 
son Memorial, T. C. Johnson, Jr.; Carthage, W. W. Dalrymple; 
Cameron, Albert Cole; Cameron Hill, Neill Cameron; Cedar Rock, 
C. T. Thomas * Centre, J. Belton McNeil; Church in the Pines, L. E. 
Calhoun; Covenant, Dougald S. McCormick; College Heights, G. 
Wesley Allen, M.D.; Comfort, Clyde Barnes; Cypress, Z. V. Brooks; 
Dunn, Louis P. West; Eagle Springs, John W. Bost; Ebenezer, Car- 



32 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

roll G. Hall; Ephesus, Colin Black; Eureka, T. H. Lingerfeldt; Fair- 
mont, J. Wilton Lewis; First Fayetteville, Leon H. McBryde; Flat 
Branch, Edwin Bain; Friendship, Fred Cashwell; Galatia, A. A. Ray; 
Highland, C. Reid Ross; Horseshoe, Fred Hilliard; Jackson Springs, 
H. R. Currie; Laurel Hill, Eli Murray; Laurinburg, Vivian McCall; 
Leaflet, Hubert Cameron; Lillington, Connie E. Bass; Lumberton, 
W. Tom McGirt; Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; McMillan, Harry S. 
McMillan; McPherson, P. L. Page; Manly, Eveleth Richardson; Max- 
ton, Marshall A. Thompson; Middleton Heights, Walter C. Mudd; 
Midway, Alex McGirt; Montpelier, J. H. Peden; Olivia, Max Dick- 
ens; Palestine, W. T. Reaves; Parkton, Henry S. Butler; Peace, 
Boyce Helms; Pembroke, W. N. Carmical, Jr., Priest Hill, Irvin 
Priest; Providence, J. J. Lee; Raeford, K. A. McDonald; Red Springs, 
Z. V. McMillan; Rex, L. R. Shaw; Riverside, Ralph Wade; Row- 
land, E. H. McKinnon; St. Pauls, James M. Livingston; Sherwood, 
W. B. Davis; Shiloh, W. P. Seaford; Smyrna, C. A. Bracey; Spring 
Lake, D. H. Johnson; Summerville, Neill McK. Ross; Sunnyside, 
H. A. Bulla; Union, Gilbert M. Bailey; Unity, Willie E. Austin; 
Vass, W. E. Gladstone; Vaughn Mem., Ernest H. Wood; Village, 
C. S. Pickett; West End, David H. Wilson. 

ORGANIZATION : Rev. R. H. Poole was elected Modera- 
tor and Elders Max Dickens of Olivia Church and Thurman 
Warwick of Barbecue were elected Temporary Clerks. 

WELCOME: The Pastor of the Host Church, Rev. 
J. V. C. Summerell, gave a welcome to the Presbytery. 

PROGRAM: The Retiring Moderator, Rev. W. C. Neal 
presented the docket as the program for this meeting. It 
was approved as presented. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The Stated Clerks presented Com- 
munications as follows: 

The request for an easement between College Heights 
Church and the City of Fayetteville in regard to electric 
poles and wire was granted and referred to our Attorney 
and Trustee, Mr. Edward B. Hope. The Trustees of Pres- 
bytery were authorized to sign the necessary papers. Pro- 
posed Amendments to the Constitution of The Presbyterian 
Church in the United States, approved by the General As- 
sembly of 1964 and sent to the Presbyteries for their advice 
and consent, were referred to an Ad Interim Committee 
composed of Rev. Louis C. LaMotte, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, 
and Elder Crawford B. MacKethan. 

The action of the General Assembly instructing "the 
Presbyteries which are concerned to receive into their mem- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 33 

bership and under their care all ministers and churches of 
our denomination" was referred to the Council of Pres- 
bytery. 

INTRODUCTIONS : The following Ministers were intro- 
duced and invited to sit as Visiting Brethren: Rev. R. M. 
McKarr, Rev. Warren E. Murphey, United Presbyterian 
Church; Rev. Albert C. Bean, Antioch and Bethel Baptist 
Churches; Park Young Hee, Korean Minister. Mr. Zack 
Thomas, Summer Assistant at the First Presbyterian 
Church of Red Springs was introduced. 

STANDING COMMITTEES: The Moderator appointed 
the following Standing Committee: Bills and Overtures — 
Rev. W. C. Neill, Rev. A. C. Trivette, Elder C. A. Bracey. 
Resolutions: Rev. W. A. Brown, Elder Boyce Helms. Instal- 
lations: Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, III, Rev. Robert Freeman, 
Elder Hoke Smith. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, Jr., 
presented the reort of Presbytery's Council. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations 
were adopted : 

1. That the Bills and Overtures and Installations Com- 
mittees be made permanent committees of the Pres- 
bytery. This would involve amending the Manual of 
the Presbytery. 

2. That Fayetteville Presbytery sponsor "Union Semi- 
nary Sunday" during the late fall or in January, and 
request the Seminary faculty and students to preach 
in all the churches of the Presbytery on "The Min- 
istry of Union Theological Seminary". Pastors and 
Sessions will be asked to have prospective ministerial 
candidates available for personal interviews with the 
seminary representative on that day. (Chairman of 
Council would confer with Seminary about suitable 
date and make arrangements.) 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
The report of the Commission on the Minister and his Work 
was presented by the Chairman, Rev. W. C. Neill. The re- 
port was adopted and is as follows : 



34 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 

AND HIS WORK 

The following actions have been taken by the Commission since 
the last stated meeting of Presbytery: 

1. Approved the request of the Rev. Hubert L. Black for the 
dissolution of his pastoral relation with Highland Church as of March 
1 and granted him a certificate of dismission to Potomac Presby- 
tery. 

2. Approved the request of the Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson for 
the dissolution of his pastoral relation with Flat Branch Church as 
of March 1. 

3. Approved the call of the Manly Church to the Rev. Frank 
C. Wilkinson. 

4. Approved the call of the Session of Laurinburg Church to 
Rev. Douglas McArn, to serve as Interim Supply of the new congre- 
gation being organized. 

5. Approved the request of the Rev. William B. Heywood for 
the dissolution of his pastoral relation with Raeford Church and 
granted him a certificate of dismission to Westminster Presbytery. 

6. Approved the call of the Church of the Covenant to the 
Rev. Stradford Snively. 

7. Approved the calls of the Palestine and Sardis Churches to 
the Rev. R. S. Arrowood, to serve for one year as Stated Supply. 

8. Approved the calls of Cypress and Cameron Hill Churches 
to the Rev. C. I. Calcote. 

9. Approved the transfer of Candidate Thomas K. Spence to 
Hanover Presbytery. 

10. Approved the request of the Rev. Guy M. Morrow to be 
honorably retired as of September 3, 1964. Dissolved his relationship 
with Cedar Rock and Summerville and that he be permitted to labor 
outside the bounds of Presbytery. 

11. Approved the request of the Rev. J. D. Nesselrodt that his 
pastoral relation with Providence and Berea Churches be dissolved 
and granted him a certificate of dismission to Albemarle Presbyterv 
July 1. 

12. Approved the call of Grove Church to the Rev. J. D. 
Withrow. 

13. Approved the call of Midway and Pembroke Churches to 
Mr. David Gullett, Columbia Seminary graduate. 

The Commission has counseled with pastors, sessions, and pulpit 
nominating committees when requested. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. C. Neill, Chairman 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 35 

In connection with the above report the following resolu- 
tion was presented by Elder Neill McKay Ross with the re- 
quest that it be admitted to the records of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery. The request was granted. 

RESOLUTION 

WHEREAS, the Reverend Guy M. Morrow accepted the call of 
the congregations of the Summerville-Cedar Rock Churches more 
than five years ago and during his pastorate, with the blessing of 
Almighty God, our Church has grown and prospered both physically 
and spiritually; and 

WHEREAS, during his pastorate a modern educational building 
has been added to the physical plant, the Sanctuary has been great- 
ly restored and improved; and 

WHEREAS, during his pastorate he has given tirelessly and 
sacrificially, at times under insurmountable personal problems and 
handicaps, of his physical and spiritual energies in developing the 
Church for the enjoyment of the congregation and the glory of God; 
and 

WHEREAS, during his pastorate the membership of the con- 
gregation has enjoyed a steady growth, at many times exceeding the 
growth of other churches of Presbytery and Synod; and 

WHEREAS, the Reverend Guy M. Morrow has requested diso- 
lution of the pastoral relationship in order that he may be placed on 
the honorably retired list of ministers. 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED: 

1. That Presbytery be requested to dissolve the pastoral rela- 
tionship of the Reverend Guy M. Morrow and the Summerville 
Presbyterian Church, as per his request. 

2. That the Summerville Presbyterian Church, in congrega- 
tional meeting assembled, does hereby extend to the Reverend Guy 
M. Morrow and his devoted and faithful wife its appreciation for his 
Godly work among us and does commend and revere them for their 
Christian example, mirrored in their everyday life, for devotion to 
the Sacred call of the Ministry; and 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That this Church does pray 
God's blessing upon both of them for many more years of faithful 
service in the Kingdom of God in such fields of service as they may 
pursue under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, may heaven attend 
them and richly bless them. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED That the secretary of the con- 
gregational meeting is hereby directed to certify the original of this 
resolution to the Reverend Guy M. Morrow, the Clerk of the Ses- 
sion is directed to incorporate said resolution in the minutes, that a 
copy of the resolution be certified to the Fayetteville Presbytery and 
that a copy be furnished to the local press. 



36 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Motion to adopt resolution by Neill McK. Ross, seconded by 
Mrs. Dougald McRae: motion unanimously carried, the resolution 
duly adopted. 

This the 7th day of June, 1964. 

Becky Ross, 

Secretary of the Congregational Meeting 

REPORT OF COMMISSION: The following report of 
the Commission to install Rev. W. H. Jarrett was admitted 
to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. W. H. Jarrett as pastor of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 6:50 P.M., on February 2, 1964. The following 
were present: Ministers: B. E. Dotson, George R. Cheney, Jr., Rufus 
A. Cromartie. Ruling Elders: R. A. Averitt, Y. L. Bulla. The meet- 
ing was opened with prayer. B. E. Dotson was elected Chairman and 
Rufus A Cromartie Clerk. The Commission then met with the con- 
gregation of the Church. The Rev. B. E. Dotson presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. The Rev. George R. Cheney, 
Jr. preached the sermon. The Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie charged the 
minister. Ruling Elder R. A. Averitt charged the congregation. Rev. 
W. H. Jarrett was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of 
the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly 
installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted and 
the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

B. E. Dotson, Chairman 
Rufus A. Cromartie, Clerk 

ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE : Dr. Ansley C. Moore addressed 
Presbytery on the Program, the Life and the Needs of St. 
Andrews College. 

CANDIDATE RECEIVED: Candidate David Gullet was 
received by transfer from the Presbytery of Atlanta. He 
then made a verbal statement of his faith to the Presbytery. 

Rev. F. M. Scarlett, Chairman of the Examining Com- 
mittee, gave the report of that Committee recommending 
that the examination of Mr. Gullet as to knowledge and 
views in the several areas of examination be sustained. Mr. 
Gullett was then examined by the Moderator on his Chris- 
tian Experience. The Examination as a whole was sustained. 

Mr. Gullatt indicated his willingness to accept the fol- 
lowing calls : From Midway, promising a salary of $3,000.00 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 37 

per year, 7 1 /2% to M.A.F. $500.00 per year traveling ex- 
penses, one months vacation, fuel and lights and moving 
expenses. From Pembroke, promising $1,500.00 per year 
salary; $250.00 per year traveling expenses, 7%% to M.A.F. 
one month's vacation and moving costs. Order was made for 
his installation. 

MINISTERS RECEIVED: Transfers for the following 
ministers were received : Rev. C. I. Calcote from the Presby- 
tery of St. Andrew; Rev. Stradford Snively from the Pres- 
bytery of Mecklenburg ; Rev. Robert Mabson from the Pres- 
bytery of Louisana. They were examined according to the 
Book of Church Order ; which examination having been su- 
stained and they having signed the Ministers' Obligation 
they were enrolled as members of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The following Calls were found in order and placed in 
their hands, and accepted by them, for Rev. C. I. Calcote 
from Cameron Hill. Salary, $1,440.00 per year, 7%% to 
M.A.F., $500.00 traveling expense, one month's vacation, 
moving expense, Group Insurance. From Cypress for Rev. 
C. I. Calcote, salary $2,100.00 per year, 7%% to M.A.F., 
$&50i)0 professional expense, Group Insurance, one month's 
vacation. 

From the Church of the Covenant for Rev. Stradford 
Snively, salary $4,200 per year, 7%% to M.A.F. 1,000.00 
professional expense, one month's vacation, Group Insur- 
ance for the family, fuel for manse, telephone for the study, 
moving expense. 

These calls were accepted by them and ordex made for 
their installations. 

The following call was found in order and placed in the 
hands of Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson and accepted by him: 
From the Manly Church, salary $4,200.00 per year, 71/2% 
to M.A.F. Manse, telephone bill, $1,000.00 professional ex- 
penses, Group Insurance for Family, one month's vacation, 
moving expenses. 

Presbytery expressed approval of the work of Rev. 
Robert Mabson which is that of Librarian of the Fayette- 
ville Methodist College. 



38 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES: Rev. Claire S. Al- 
bright, Chairman, made the report for the Committee on 
Candidates, telling of the whereabouts and progress of the 
candidates on our roll. On his recommendation, Candidates 
Paul White and Robert McGirt were dropped from the Roll 
of Candidates. 

Mr. Albright offered again the moton that was made 
at the Called Meeting, to be put at the Stated Meeting, that 
Candidate Stedman Bryan, whose examinations having been 
sustained as a whole, be ordained under the Extraordinary 
Clause. The motion was carried. 

Mr. Bryan, having indicated his acceptance of the fol- 
lowing call from the Ashworth Presbyterian Church ; sa^ry 
$5,200, 7%% to M. A. F., $400 for utilities, $400 for travel, 
$1,200 for manse expense paid directly by Church, one 
month's vacation; order was made for his ordination and 
installation. 

REV. H. L. HEMPHILL: Motion was made that action 
be begun concerning the divestment from office of the Rev. 
H. L. Hemphill, this matter to be handled by the Commis- 
sion on the Minister and His Work. This motion was passed. 

NOMINATIONS: Rev. L. C. Lamotte, Chairman, pre- 
sented the report of the Committee on Nominations. It was 
adopted and is as follows: 

Trustee of Sandy Grove Property, Class of 1964, Mr. 
Lawrence McNeill. 

To Committee on Annuities and Relief, Class of 1965 in 
place of Rev. Julian Nesselrodt, removed, Rev. C. I. Calcote. 

On Committee on Church Extension, Rev. William H. 
Chappell to serve as Chairman until January, 1965, in place 
of Rev. W. B. Heyward, removed. 

Committee on Examinations, Rev. George Alexander to 
take place of Rev. Hubert L. Black, removed, on Church 
Government. 

Committee on Christian Education, that Rev. W. N. Gor- 
don be added, Class of 1967. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 39 

On the Permanent Committee on Bills and Overtures: 
the following to serve until January 1, 1965: Rev. W. C. 
Neill, Elder M. M. Clark, Elder Crawford B. MacKethan; 
following them the committee will be Elder Robert Woods 
(1967), Rev. C. R. Jenkins (1966), Rev. Price H. Gwynn, 
Jr. (1965). 

On the Permanent Committee on Installations, Rev. B. 
E. Dotson (1967), Rev. J. V. C. Summerell (1966), Rev. 
Stratford Sniveley (1965), Elder Hervey Evans, Jr. (1967), 
Elder J. Wilton Lewis (1966), Elder Roger Hall (1965). 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. Elinos 
Whitlock presented the report on Assembly's and Synod's 
Agencies which was received as information. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess after being led in 
prayer and blessing, offered by Rev. W. S. Golden. 

Presbytery reconvened and was led in prayer by Mr. 
Stedman Bryan. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE : Rev. Frank M. Scarlett was 
elected Moderator-Nominee for the Fall Meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. Billy Shaw Howell, 
Jr. presented the report on Christian Education which was 
received as information. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. Wm. H. Chappell pre- 
sented the report on Evangelism which was adopted and is 
as follows: 

CHURCH EXTENSION REPORT 

A Barnabas Fellowship Call for the Village Presbyterian Church 
manse was approved for the fall of this year. 

Due to the requests of several churches there is great need for 
additional funds. All churches that have not sent their pledge to 
Benevolences are urged to do so. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That each local church plan for a Visitation Campaign to be 
put on for visitation of all new members, prospective members, poor 
attendants, shut-ins, etc. The Deacons and Elders in each church to 
help with this visitation. 



40 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

2. That an Evangelism Sunday be planned on September 20 in 
each local church. Ask minister to preach on Evangelism, and re- 
port on Higher Courts actions and recommendations. Refer to Min- 
utes of Assembly and Synod. (Suggest that the ministers in the 
Districts exchange pulpits for these services. Ministers and Sessions 
to arrange any exchanges.) 

3. That a joint meeting of all Evangelism Chairmen in each 
district be called on Sunday, September 27 to get a progress report 
of the work done during the summer months. Also discuss and plan 
the work to be done during the fall months. 

4. That district chairmen plan with the minister in each church 
for a week of Evangelism services by a visiting minister sometime 
during the year. 

RESOLUTIONS: The report on Resolutions was pre- 
sented by the Chairman, Rev. W. A. Brown. The report 
was adopted by a rising vote and is as follows : 

Presbytery wishes to express to the First Presbyterian 
Church of Fayetteville, the Pastor, the Officers, the Women 
of the Church and the Members of the Congregation their 
appreciation for the hospitality shown and for the use of 
the facilities for the Three Hundred and Forty-Fourth 
Meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Fayetteville Presbytery further wishes to express its 
appreciation for the excellent meal enjoyed at the noon hour 
and to commend the First Presbyteran Church for the sig- 
nificant contribution it continues to make in the life of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery. 

Presbytery wishes to express thanks to Mr. Benjamin 
David Gullett, Candidate for Ordination, for his inspiring 
sermon. Presbytery wishes to commend Rev. Robert JL 
Poole for the manner in which he conducted all business of 
Presbytery with dispatch. 

INSTALLATIONS: Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, III, present- 
ed the report on Installations. The report was approved 
and is as follows: 

To ordain and install Candidate Stedman Black Bryan 
at the Ash worth Presbyterian on July 12 at 4:00 P.M. 
To preside, Rev. R. H. Poole; to preach the sermon, Rev. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 41 

J. V. C. Summerell ; to charge the congregation, Rev. Claire 
S. Albright; to charge the pastor, Elder Crawford B. Mac- 
Kethan ; with Elders Turner Atkins and Neill Baker. 

To install Rev. Stratford T. Snively at Church of the 
Covenant on July 12 at 7:30 P.M. Rev. V. S. Broyles, III, to 
preside; Rev. B. E. Dotson to preach; Rev. W. H. Chappell 
to charge the congregation ; Rev. Dawes Graybeal to charge 
the pastor ; with Elders Archie Kelly, Foster Herring, Worth 
Moore and W. G. Shaw, Jr. 

To ordain and install Candidate Benjamin David Gullett 
at Midway at 4:00 P.M. and install him at Midway at 7:30 
P.M. July 12, 1964. To preside, Rev. A. A. Myers ; to preach, 
Rev. Louis C. LaMotte; to charge the congregation, Elder 
Douglas Lytch; to charge the pastor, Rev. Charles J. Hol- 
lingsworth; with Elders Lee McFarland and R. B. Britt. 

To install Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson at the Manly Church 
July 5 at 8:00 P.M. Rev. W. C. Neill to preside; Rev. B. E. 
Dotson to preach; Elder Ismael McDonald to charge the 
congregation; Rev. Julian Lake to charge the pastor; with 
Elders Daniel B. West and Eveleth Richardson. 

To install Rev. C. I. Calcote at Cameron Hill at 2:30 and 
at Cypress at 4:00 P.M. on July 12. Rev. C. K. Ligon to 
preside; Rev. W. C. Crumplen to preach; Elder Ed Cameron 
to charge the congregation; Rev. Roy D. Taylor to charge 
the pastor ; with Elders Elmer Cameron and Alton Harring- 
ton. 

NEXT MEETING OF PRESBYTERY: The invitation 
from the Parkton Church, joined by the Rex and Lumber 
Bridge Churches, to hold the next Stated Meeting of the 
Presbytery, September 29, 1964, at the Parkton Church was 
accepted with thanks. 

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH: Rev. A. N. 
Wells introduced a number of a new work in the suburbs of 
Laurinburg. A petition was presented for the organization 
of a church with the proposed name of "Trinity". The pet- 
ition was granted and the following Commission was ap- 
pointed to organize the church in the Auditorium of the 
Liberal Arts Building of St. Andrews Presbyterian College 



42 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

on July 19, 1964 at 8:00 P.M. Rev. A. Douglas McArn to 
preside; Rev. A. N. Wells to preach; Rev. C. K. Ligon to 
propound the constitutional questions; Rev. W. H. Chapell 
to offer the organizational prayer; with Elders Vivian Mc- 
Call, T. C. McKnight, and Ed McKinnon. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes were 
read, corrected and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned with 
the Apostolic Benediction to meet at the Parkton Presby- 
terian Church, Parkton, N. C. September 29, 1964 at 9:30 
A.M. 

Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk. 
R. H. Poole, Moderator 

Attest: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 43 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-FIFTH 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Parkton, N. C, September 29, 1964. 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and 
Forty-Fifth Meeting at the Parkton Presbyterian Church, 
Parkton, N. C, the guest of the Parkton, Lumber Bridge 
and Rex Presbyterian Churches. The Presbytery was 
called to order and opened with prayer by the Moderator, 
Rev. R. H. Poole. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery was led in the 
Communion Service by Rev. Woodson, P. Booth and Rev. 
Geo. R. Cherry, Jr., assisted by the Elders of the Parkton 
Church. Special music was rendered by the Young People's 
Choir of Antioch and Parkton Churches. 

ENROLLMENT : The following ministers were enrolled : 

C. S. Albright, Geo. D. Alexander, Wm. M. Alexander, James 
Appleby, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, Burris M. 
Bender, Woodson P. Booth, W. A. Brown, Vernon S. Broyles III, 
Stedman B. Bryan, Leslie Bullock, A. D. Carswell, Wm. H. Chap- 
pell, Geo. R. Cheney, Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., Rufus A. Cromartie, 
Wm. Crumplen, Frank A. Davison, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, 

D. H. Dulin, Ben. F. Ferguson, R O. Freeman, Howard W. Gilkeson, 
W. N. Gordon, D. B. Graybeal, David Gullett, Robert K. Gustafson, 
Robert G. Hall, W. Spencer Hamrick, Richard P. Hayes, Billy H. 
Herring, H. Dewey Herring, S. L. Hiebert, C. J. Hollings worth, 
W, H. Jarrett, C. Rees Jenkins, C. W. Kimbrough, Julian Lake, 
L. C. LaMotte, C. V. Ligon, Robert C. Mabson, A. D. McArn, Jas. B. 
MacLeod, W. B. McSwain, R. A. Massey, Wm. E. Massey, Jr., A. A. 
Myers, W. C. Neill, Dan E. Norman, Robert F. Park, R. H. Poole, 
R, H. Prince, F. M. Scarlett, Jr., B. O. Shannon, Grant M. Sharp, 
R. F. Sloop, Millard M. Stephens, J. V. C. Summerell, Roy D. Tay- 
lor, A. C. Trivette, Leslie C. Tucker, Jr., A. N. Wells, Jack M. 
White, Elinos Whitlock, Jr., Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive elders: 

Antioch, Arch M. McEachern; Ashworth, C. C. Bailey; Barbecue, 

E. L. Cameron, Sr.; Berea, Shepherd Byrd; Bethel, Lee Maxwell; 
Bethesda, J. Talbot Johnson; Big Rockfish, Charles McDonald; Bluff, 
M. H. Lupo; Bonnie Doone, Theron R. Johnson; Brownson Memo- 
rial, Paul C. Butler; Cameron, Henry Gilchrist; Cameron Hill, D. A. 



44 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Huffines; Carthage, Wilbur H. Currie; Cedar Rock, C. T. Thomas; 
Centre, Elmer R. Powell; Church in the Pines, Roy T. Baker; Church 
of the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; College Heights, Rudolph Jones; 
Cypress, D. A. McNeill; Dunn, Louis P. West; Eagle Springs, H. F. 
Bost; Elise, Roy Harris; Ephesus, Colin Black; Erwin, R. S. Kelly; 
Eureka, R. S. Boger; Fayetteville First, Leon A. McBryde; Galatia, 
D. A. Gillis; Friendship, Casey C. Mullis; Godwin, Talmage S. Bag- 
gett; Grove, W. R. Core; Jackson Springs, W. E. Graham; Laurel 
Hill, J. A. McMillan; Laurinburg, Andrew G. Williamson; Leaflet, 
Bill L. Hughes; Lumber Bridge, Roger Hall; Lumberton First, Al 
G. Stanley; McMillan, Gordon C. Williams; McPherson, John F. 
McFadyen, Jr.; Manly, Chester Calloway; Maxton First, Marshall 
Thompson; Middleton Heights, J. P. Dozier; Midway, R. L. Lytch; 
Mt. Tabor, Dan McQueen; Montpelier, S. J. Womble; Olivia, Alton 
Harrington; Parkton, L. L. McDonald; Palestine, J. W. McPhail; 
Peace, Richard G. Strickland; Pembroke, R. B. Britt; Philadelphus, 
C. M. McNeill; Philippi, Jas. A. Attaway; Pinehurst Community, 
A. P. Thompson; Pleasant View, Sam. L. Brazelton; Priest Hill, 
I. F. Flinchum; Providence, Elbert Stephenson; Raeford, Marcus A. 
Smith; Red Springs, R. D. McMillan, Jr.; Rex, H. P. Johnson; 
Rivermont, Ralph Wade; Sardis, J. Carlyle Williams; Rowland, C. J. 
Cottingham, Jr.; Sherwood, W. B. Davis; Shiloh, I. B. Israel; 
Smyrna, J. H. Ray; Spring Lake, J. A. Wood; St. Pauls, D. C. Mc- 
Eachern; Summerville, Neill McK. Ross; Sunny Side, Connie Owen; 
Union, Ira Turnley; Vass, H. D. Jackson; Vaughn Memorial, John 
I. Dunham; West End, J. H. Poole; Westminster, H. L. Cooke. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr., was 
elected Moderator and Elders Talmage Baggett and J. W. 
McPhail were elected Temporary Clerks. 

STANDING COMMITTEE: Rev. David Gullett and 
Elder J. Carlyle Williams were appointed as the Standing 
Committee on Resolutions. 

WELCOME : Elder L. L. McDonald gave a welcome to 
the Presbytery from the Parkton Presbyterian Church. 

PROGRAM: Rev. Woodson P. Booth, Pastor of the 
Host Church, made announcements and presented the docket 
as the Program of Presbytery which was adopted. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED : The following ministers were 
excused for non-attendance : James N. Grubb, C. M. Gibbs, 
Ansley C. Moore, Drury L. Jones, P. H. Gwynn, Jr., Paul L. 
Hanks, Robert M. Urie, Kemper Fitch, H. A. McBath, S. T. 
Snively, Lloyd Kay, Guy M. Morrow. 

COMMISSIONS REPORT: The following reports of 
Commissions were admitted to record: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 45 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to ordain 
and install Rev. David Gullett as pastor of the Midway Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 3:45 P.M., on July 12, 1964. The fol- 
lowing were present: Ministers: Rev. A. A. Myers, Dr. L. C. La- 
Motte, Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth. Ruling Elders: Douglas Lytch. 
R. B. Britt, Lee McFarland. The meeting was opened with prayer. 
Rev. A. A. Myers was elected Chairman and Rev. C. J. Hollings- 
worth Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of 
the Church. Rev. A. A. Myers presided and propounded the consti- 
tutional questions. Dr. L. C. LaMotte preached the sermon. Rev. 
C. J. Hollingsworth charged the minister. Ruling Elder R. B. Britt 
charged the congregation. Rev. David Gullett was declared duly 
elected and installed as pastor of the Pembroke Church according to 
the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the 
benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

Albert A. Myers, Jr., Chairman 
Charles Hollingsworth, Clerk 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. David Gullett as pastor of the Pembroke Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 7:15 P.M., on July 12, 1964. The following 
were present: Ministers: Rev. A. A. Myers, Chairman; Dr. L. C. 
LaMotte, Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth. Ruling Elders: Douglas 
Lytch, R. B. Britt, Lee McFarland. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. Rev. A. A. Myers was elected Chairman and Rev. C. J. Hol- 
lingsworth Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation 
of the Church. Rev. A. A. Myers presided and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. Dr. L. C. LaMotte preached the sermon. Rev. 
C. J. Hollingsworth charged the minister. Ruling Elder Douglas 
Lytch charged the congregation. Rev. David Gullett was declared 
duly elected and installed as pastor of the Pembroke Church ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded 
with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes 
of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned 
with prayer. 

Albert A. Myers, Jr., Chairman 

Charles J. Hollingsworth, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Stradford T. Snively as pastor of the Church of the Covenant 
Presbyterian Church met at the church at 7:00 P.M., on July 12, 
1964. The following were present: Ministers: Chappell, William H.; 
Graybeal, Dawes B.; Dodson, B. E. Ruling Elders: Kelly, J. Archie- 
Bensalem; Herring, Foster-Spring Lake; Moore, Worth-Westminster. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. William H. Chappell was 
elected Chairman and Dawes B. Graybeal Clerk. The Commission 
then met with the congregation of the Church. William H. Chappell 
presided and propounded the constitutional questions. B. E. Dotson 
preached the sermon. Dawes B. Graybeal charged the minister. Wil- 
liam H. Chappell charged the congregation. Rev. Stradford T. Snive- 
ly was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Church 



46 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

of the Covenant Church according to the Book of Church Order. The 
service was concluded with the benediction by B. E. Dotson. The 
minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was 
adjourned with prayer. 

William H. Chappell, Chairman 
Dawes B. Graybeal, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Clarence I. Calcote as pastor of the Cameron Hill and Cypress 
Presbyterian Churches met at the church at 2:30 and 4:00 (respec- 
tively) P.M., on July 12, 1964. The following were present: Minis- 
ters: W. C. Crumplen, Dr. Clever Ligon, Roy Taylor. Ruling Elders: 
Elmer Cameron, Ed Cameron, D. Huffines. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. C. K. Ligon was elected Chairman and Roy Taylor 
Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of the 
Church. C. K. Ligon presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions. W. C. Crumplen preached the sermon. Roy Taylor charged 
the minister. Ed Cameron charged the congregation. Rev. C. I. Cal- 
cote was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Cam- 
eron Hill and Cypress Churches according to the Book of Church 
Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly 
installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted and 
the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon, Chairman 
Roy Taylor, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery charged 
with the ordination of Mr. Stedman Black Bryan and his installa- 
tion as pastor of Ashworth Presbyterian Church met this date at 
3:45 p.m. in the office of Mr. Bryan at Ashworth Church. The fol- 
lowing members of the Commission were present: 

Rev. R. H. Poole of St. Pauls Presbyterian Church. 
Rev. J. V. C. Summerell, First Presbyterian Church of Fayette- 
ville. 

Rev. Claire S. Albright, Peace Presbyterian Church. 
Ruling Elder Crawford B. MacKethan, First Church of Fayette- 
ville. 

Ruling Elder Neill A. Baker, Sherwood Presbyterian Church. 
Ruling Elder H. T. Atkins of Lillington Presbyterian Church 
was absent due to illness. See attached letter. 
Rev. R. H. Poole was elected Chairman of the Commission and 
opened the meeting with prayer. Elder C. B. MacKethan was elected 
Secretary. 

The Service of Ordination and Installation was held in the sanc- 
tuary of the Ashworth Church. Rev. R. H. Poole presided. Rev. 
J. V. C. Summerell preached the sermon, taking his text from 
Galatians 1:1-12. The topic of his sermon was "The Preacher, the 
Gospel and God." The Rev. J. V. C. Summerell propounded the 
questions of Ordination and Installation which were answered satis- 
factorily. He then offered the prayer of ordination. Elder Crawford 
B. MacKethan delivered the charge to Rev. Stedman Black Bryan. 
Rev. Claire S. Albright delivered the charge to the congregation. 
After the singing of a hymn the benediction was given by the Rev. 
Stedman B. Bryan. 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 47 

Following the service the Commission met in the office of Rev. 
Stedman Bryan. The minutes were read by the Secretary and ap- 
proved. There being no further business the meeting was closed by 
Rev. Claire S. Albright. 

Respectfully submitted: 
Crawford B. MacKethan 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson as pastor of the Manly Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 7:50 P.M., on July 5, 1964. The following were 
present: Ministers: Rev. B. E. Dotson, Rev. Julian Lake, Rev. W. C. 
Neill. Ruling Elders: Ishmael McDonald, Eveleth Richardson, Daniel 
B. West. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. W. C. Neill was 
elected Chairman and Ruling Elder Daniel B. West Clerk. The Com- 
mission then met with the congregation of the Church. Rev. W. C. 
Neill presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. 
B. E. Dotson preached the sermon. Rev. Julian Lake charged the 
minister. Ruling Elder Ishmael McDonald charged the congrega- 
tion. Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson was declared duly elected and in- 
stalled as pastor of the Manly Presbyterian Church according to the 
Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benedic- 
tion by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission 
were adopted and the Commission was adjourned With prayer. 

W. C. Neill, Chairman 
Daniel B. West, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to organ- 
ize Trinity Presbyterian Church at Laurinburg met at 7:30 P.M. 
Sunday, July 19th in the Liberal Arts Building at Saint Andrews 
Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, with the following members pres- 
ent: Dr. A. N. Wells, Dr. C. K. Ligon, the Rev. W. H. Chappell, 
Mr. Vivian McCall, and E. H. McKinnon. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. 

Dr. Ligon was elected Chairman of this commission, and E. H. 
McKinnon was elected Secretary. Rev. Douglas McArn was elected 
Moderator. 

Dr. A. N. Wells preached the sermon and Dr. C. K. Ligon asked 
the constitutional questions. 

1. Rev. McArn was given authority to call a meeting of the 
congregation of Trinity Church for the purpose of electing officers 
and any other business necessary to facilitate the organizational 
matters that would confront this body. He was also given authority 
to receive members and baptize them prior to the election of officers. 

2. The Commission requests the Session of the Laurinburg 
Church to ordain and install the elected officers of Trinity Church. 

3. The Commission authorizes the Rev. Douglas . McArn to 
serve as stated supply pastor of Trinity Church until the congrega- 
tion can call a pastor. 

4. Dr. Wells and Ruling Elder McCall were appointed as 
liaison agents and advisors in matters pertaining to and acting for 
the Commission in any matters concerning the organization of 
Trinity Church. 

There being no further business to come before this Commission 
at this time the meeting was closed by prayer by the Rev. Mr. 
Chappell. 

Respectfully submitted, 
E. H. McKinnon, Secretary 



48 MJNUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

NOMINATIONS: The report of the Committee on 
Nominations was presented by Rev. L. A. LaMotte. It was 
adopted and is as follows: 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS 

PERMANENT CLERK: 

That Rev. Roy Taylor be re-elected, Class 1968. 

TRUSTEES: 

DAVIDSON COLLEGE: 

That Rev. W. C. Neill succeed Mr. E. T. McKethan, de- 
ceased Class Fall 1965 

That Mr. R. S. Kelly, Erwin, be re-elected, Class Fall 1968. 
SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY: 

That Mr. Lawrence McNeill, Raeford, be re-elected, Class 

1967. 
DONALDSON ACADEMY: 

That Mr. Charles M. Hensey, Maxton, replace Rev. Guy 

Morrow. 
CAMP MONROE: 

That Mr. John Ormsby, Fayetteville; Mr. E. W. Smith, 

Dunn; Mrs. Walter Harper, Southern Pines; Mr. Angus C. 

Mclnnis, Wagram; and Rev. W. E. Massey be elected, Class 

1969. 

That Mrs. Fairley Monroe be re-elected, Class 1969. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: 

That Rev. A. N. Wells be elected, Class 1968, and be named 
Chairman. 

WORLD MISSIONS: 

That Mr. L. E. Calhoun, Laurel Hill, be elected, Class 1968. 
That Rev. Richard Hayes, Class 1966, be named Chairman. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

That Rev. C. I. Calcote be re-elected, Class 1968. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

That Rev. W. N. Gordon be re-elected, Class 1967. 
That Mrs. Leslie Bullock, Laurinburg; Rev. A. A. Myers, Mr. 
James McNeill Williams, Fayetteville; and Mrs. Warren Thom- 
as, Cameron; be re-elected, Class 1968. 

That Mr. Loyd Auman, Fayetteville; and Rev. Robert G. Hall 
be elected, Class 1968. 
That Rev. W. N. Gordon be named Chairman. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: 

That Rev. S. L. Hiebert and Rev. Cortez Cooper be elected, Class 

1968. 

That Rev. Spencer Hamrick, Class 1966, be named Chairman. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: 

That Rev. Leslie Tucker be elected, Class 1967, and be named 

Chairman. 

That Rev. Stedman Bryan, Dr. E. C. Womble, Wagram; Mr. 

W. E. Blue, Southern Pines; Rev. Howard Gilkeson, Mr. Mack 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 49 

Hudson, Benson; and Mr. G. W. Shaw, Laurinburg; be elected, 
Class 1968. 

That Mr. Howard Clark, Fayetteville, be named a Consultant in 
Building. 
ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: 

That Mr. Fairely Morris, Maxton; and Rev. B. E. Dotson be 
elected, Class 1968. 

That Mr. Dotson be named Chairman. 
STEWARDSHIP: 

That Mr. A. L. Burney, Southern Pines; Mr. Harold Threatt, 
Fayetteville; Mr. W. O. Cameron, Dunn; and Mr. L. R. Mc- 
Donald, Carthage, be elected, Class 1968. 
WOMEN'S WORK: 

That Rev. George Cheney, Jr., be re-elected, Class 1968. 
CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: 

That Rev. W. A. Brown and Dr. Willard Swiers, Fayetteville; 
be elected, Class 1968. 

That Rev. C. R. Jenkins be re-elected, Class 1968, and be named 
Chairman. 
PERMANENT COMMITTEES: 
PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

That Rev. A. C. Trivette be re-elected, Class 1968. 
MANUAL OF PRESBYTERY: 

That Mr. R. D. McMillan, Jr., be elected, Class 1968. 
PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

That Rev. Billy Herring be re-elected, Class 1968. 
CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

That Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr., and Dr. C. W. Byrd, 

Dunn; be re-elected, Class 1968. 
EXAMINATIONS: 
THEOLOGY: 

That Rev. C. K. Ligon be elected, Class 1968. 
CHURCH GOVERNMENT: 

That Rev. George Alexander be re-elected, Class 1968. 
SACRAMENTS: 

That Rev. A. D. McArn be elected, Class 1968. 
ENGLISH BIBLE: 

That Rev. Robert Gustafson replace Rev. P. H. Gwynn, 

Class 1966. 

That Rev. A. C. Trivette be elected, Class 1968. 
THESIS AND EXEGESIS: 

That Rev. Robert Mabson be elected, Class 1968. 
MINISTERS' SALARIES: 

That Mr. Wilbur H. Currie, Carthage; Mr. Halbert M. Jones, 
Laurinburg; Mr. James A. Gray, Hope Mills; be elected, Class 
1B68. 

That Mr. Guyton Smith be elected, Class 1967, and be named 
Chairman. 
COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

That Rev. R. S. Arrowood and Rev. Julian Lake be elected, 

Class 1968. 

That Rev. Julian Lake be named Chairman. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman 



50 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 

The following Commissioners to the General Assembly were 
elected : 

PRINCIPALS 

MINISTERS ELDERS 

Leslie C. Tucker, Jr. Dr. Douglas Clark 

Woodson P. Booth M. M. Clark 

J. V. C. Summerell A. S. McKeithen 

Vance Baucom Fred Culbreth 

ALTERNATES 

Vernon S. Broyles III E. W. Smith 

W. Spencer Hamrick D. C. Holder 

W. N. Gordon Worth Moore 

A. A. Myers, Jr. Geo. D. Little 

STEWARDSHIP REPORT : Mr. Harvey Oliver present- 
ed the report on Stewardship which was approved and is 
as follows: 

REPORT ON STEWARDSHIP 

The Committee has met three times since the last meeting of 
Presbytery. At one of these meetings, ninety-three ministers and 
contact men from forty-four churches met with the Committee. 

The contact men have been appointed for the purpose of con- 
veying stewardship information from Presbytery's committee to local 
church members. The contact men are to sponsor continuing ste- 
wardship after the present stewardship season ends. 

Contributions to the 1964 budget of $290,000 to date total 
$160,375.80. 

1. That the theme "What is God's Share?" be the special 
stewardship theme of Presbytery for the next year. 

2. That each church appoint a "contact man" to serve as a 
liaison between the committee and local church members. 

3. That the contact men arrange for a special service in his 
church to emphasize Stewardship: family night, special worship 
service or forum-type meeting. (The Committee has film-strip aids.) 

4. That each church review the action taken by Presbytery in 
1963, "Suggested Plan for Developing the Churches of Fayetteville 
Presbytery into Tithing Churches" and re-affirm this action. 

5. That Dr. Shedd's book, "How to Develop a Tithing Church," 
be used as a hand book of Stewardship in local churches. 

6. That members be urged to think of themselves as "percent- 
age givers," by actually computing their percentage of giving in the 
past year and considering a percentage increase next year. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 51 

7. That key stewardship leaders of local churches be urged to 
accept the invitation of the Presbytery Deacons to attend their Ste- 
wardship Conference, October 27, 6:30 P.M., Camp Monroe. Dr. John 
Evans will be the speaker. 

8. That churches, following the Canvass on November 8, send 
their pledges to the 1965 budget to Presbytery's Office before De- 
cember 1. Churches are urged to remember the long-range pro- 
gram adopted by Presbytery in 1963, to the effect that each church 
would strive to increase its next year's pledge by a minimum of 
10%. 

9. That Presbytery hear, with appreciation, Ruling Elder Mar- 
vin Raymer, StatesvilJe, Concord Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION: Rev. L. C. La- 
Motte presented the report of the Special Committee on the 
Amendments to the Constitution. The First, Third and 
Fouth Amendments were approved. The Second was not ap- 
proved. 

OVERTURE TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: The 

following Overture to the General Assembly was approved 
and ordered sent to the General Assembly: 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville respectfully overtures 
the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the 
United States to amend the Form of Government by adding 
a new section 24-13 to read as follows: 

That Presbytery may grant to the Commission on the 
Minister and his Work authority to approve dismissal of a 
candidate to another Presbytery, at the request of the can- 
didate and with the approval of Presbytery's Committee on 
Candidates, and to inform the Stated Clerk who will then 
dismiss the candidate. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, Jr. 
presented the report of Presbytery's Council which was re- 
ceived as information. The following nominations by the 
Council to serve on the Committee on Nominations was ap- 
proved; Rev. Dan E. Norman and Elder Ben Wicks. 

WORLD MISSIONS : Dr. C. C. McLean gave the report 
on World Missions which was received as information. 



52 MitfUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CHURCH EXTENSION: 

The report on Church Extension was given by Rev. W. H. Chap- 
pell. The report was approved and the recommendations adopted. 

1. The "A" Blanks have been sent to the aid receiving churches 
of the Presbytery. The churches that wish to make request for as- 
sistance should return the blank to the Presbytery Office by Novem- 
ber 23, following their Every Member Canvass. Churches receiving 
aid are asked to reduce askings 20%. 

2. A Barnabas Fellowship call will be sent out in the near 
future to aid the Village Presbyterian Church in building a new 
manse. 

3. A report concerning the Mt. Pelier and Amy Chapel 
Churches of the Georgia-Carolina Presbytery will be presented at the 
January meeting of Presbytery. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Presbytery approve a loan of $3500 by the Philippi 
Presbyterian Church from the Synod of North Carolina, to build 
additional Church School rooms. 

2. That in order to provide a manse to be occupied by the 
minister of Westminster Presbyterian Church, and in accordance 
with the call given him by the church and approved by the Church 
Extension Committee of this Presbytery, it is hereby resolved: 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery purchase that certain residence 
and lot described as No. 2713 Fordham Drive, Fayetteville, North 
Carolina, otherwise known as Lot 77, section 1, of Brierwood Hills, 
at and for the price of $23,000.00 to be paid as follows: $2,300 cash 
on delivery of deed and balance of $20,700 to be borrowed from the 
Synod of North Carolina, and repaid at the rate of $125. per month 
(which payments are to include interest at the rate of 4% per an- 
num) for 120 months and final payment of the entire balance on the 
121st month, which will be on or about November 1, 1974. 

2. That the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery are authorized 
to complete ssrid purchase and execute a note payable to the Church 
Extension Committee of the Presbyterian Synod of North Carolina 
in the sum of $20,700 and secure same by a deed of trust on the 
property so purchased. 

3. That the Antioch Presbyterian Church be asked to sponsor 
outpost work at the Dundarrach Presbyterian Church and to have 
permanent oversight of the cemetery. An organizational service will 
be held October 4, at 3:00 for all interested persons. 

Recess : Presbytery took recess after being led in pray- 
er and thanksgiving by Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 

Presbytery reconvened after lunch and was led in prayer 
by the Moderator, Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 53 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Rev. W. A. Brown was 
elected Moderator-Nominee. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: Rev. Robert K. Gustafson 
presented the report on Higher Education. On the recom- 
mendation of the Committee, the Sub-Committee on Candi- 
dates was given Major Committee status. 

CANDIDATES RECEIVED: Rev. Claire S. Albright 
introduced Wm. Claude Godwin, Jr. of the First Presby- 
terian Church of Fayetteville and William Robert Carr of 
the Highland Church. The candidates having complied with 
the preliminary requirements and having been examined 
according to the Book of Church Order were enrolled as 
Candidates for the Ministry. They were commended for 
their fine work and witness. 

A loan of $200.00 for Earl Monroe Vaughn was approved. 

THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS 
WORK : Rev. W. C. Neill presented the report of the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His Work which was approved 
and is as follows : 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER 
AND HIS WORK 

The Commission has taken the following actions since the last 
stated meeting of Presbytery: 

1. Counseled with pastors, sessions, and pulpit nominating 
committees. 

2. Approved the request of Rev. B. S. Howell for the dissolu- 
tion of his pastoral relation with Olivia and Barbecue Churches as 
of August 1, 1964 and granted him a letter of dismission to Red River 
Presbytery. 

3. Approved the call of the Raeford Church to the Rev. Cortez 
A. Cooper. 

4. Approved the request of the Rev. James Grubb to continue 
studies at Duke University for another year. 

5. Approved the call of the Grove Church to Rev. Burris 
Bender. 

6. Approved the call of the Providence and Berea Churches to 
Rev. William B. McSwain. 



54 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

7. Approved the call of the Session of the Church in the Pines 
to Rev. Paul Hanks to serve as interim assistant pastor. 

8. Approved the request of Rev. Robert Hart for the dissolu- 
tion of his pastoral relation with the Comfort Church as of October 
15, 1964 and granted him a letter of dismission to Pee Dee Presby- 
tery. 

9. Approved the request of Rev. Thomas Kernan for the dis- 
solution of his pastoral relation with Jackson Springs Church as- of 
October 1, 1964 and granted him a letter of dismission to Kanawha 
Presbytery. 

10. In compliance with Presbytery's instruction, June 30, 1964, 
corresponded with Rev. H. L. Hemphill. 

11. Conducted at Camp Monroe, September 21-22 and Orienta- 
tion Retreat for ministers who have come into the Presbytery during 
the past year. 

Respectfully submitted, 

W. C. Neill, Chairman 

MINISTERS RECEIVED: Mr. Neill introduced to the 
Presbytery Rev. W. B. McSwain from Appomatox Presby- 
tery ; Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., from Atlanta Presbytery ; 
and Rev. Burris M. Bender from Winston-Salem Presbytery. 
Transfers from their respective Presbyteries were accepted. 
They were examined according to the Book of Church Order 
and, having signed the Ministers' Affirmation, were enrolled 
as members of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The following calls, having been found in order by the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work, were placed in 
their hands and accepted by them: 

From Providence for Rev. W. B. McSwain, salary $3,120, 
Annuity, Manse, $900 per annum piofessional expenses, hos- 
pital insurance on the minister, moving expense and one 
months vacation per year. 

From Berea for Rev. W. B. McSwain, salary $1,080, An- 
nuity, $300 professional expense, one month's vacation, 
hospital insurance on minister, moving expense. 

From Grove Church for Rev. Burris M. Bender, salary 
$4,200, Annuity, $1,000 professional expense, one month's 
vacation, group insurance on family. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 55 

From the Raeford Church for Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., 
salary $8,000, Annuity, moving expense, $1,200 travel al- 
lowance, $550 household expense, $150 books and periodi- 
cals, group insurance for the family. 

MINISTER DISMISSED: A letter of Dismissal was 
granted to Rev. William H. Chapell to Orange Presbytery 
and his pastoral relationship with the First Presbyterian 
Church of Spring Lake was dissolved. Appreciation was 
expressed to Mr. Chapell for his loyal service to the Presby- 
tery. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The report on Christian 
Education was given by Rev. W. N. Gordon and was received 
as information. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. Rob- 
ert F. Park gave the report on Assembly's and Synod's 
Agencies which was received as information. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES : Rev. R. H. Poole gave the 
report of the Committee on Bills and Overtures. On the 
recommendation of the Committee, the following Overture 
was answered in the affirmative: 

The Session of Montpelier Presbyterian Church, being concerned 
that matters brought before Fayetteville Presbytery be clearly un- 
derstood and intelligently acted upon, hereby presents to Fayette- 
ville Presbytery the following overture: 

1. That all bills and overtures be placed in the hands of the 
Bills and Overtures Committee not later than two weeks prior to 
the stated meeting of Presbytery. 

2. That the bills and overtures received after this time be held 
over until the next stated meeting of Presbytery, except when ex- 
tenuating circumstances exist. (The interpretation of the word "ex- 
tenuating" shall be left to the discretion of the Bills and Overtures 
Committee.) 

3. That all bills and overtures to be considered at the stated 
meeting of Presbytery be sent to each session 10 days prior to the 
stated meeting. 

The purpose of this overture is: 

a) To give the Bills and Overtures Committee adequate time 
to consider and act upon matters which are referred to them. 

b) To inform the sessions prior to Presbytery of matters to be 
Considered. 

c) To enable the Presbyteries to give careful and prayerful 
study to matters upon which they will be required to vote. 



56 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO MANUAL: The fol- 
lowing suggested Amendments to the Manual were referred 
to the Committee on Manual: 

Section III B, add in parenthesis the words (Except Com- 
mittee on Bills and Overtures) after the words in Section B 
"The Standing and Special Committees are appointed by the 
Moderator." 

Section III B (a), The Committee on Bills and Overtures 
shall consist of the six ex-moderators who have completed 
their service as moderator most recently, and the last mod- 
erator to have completed his service shall act as chairman. 

INSTALLATIONS: The report on Installations was pre- 
sented by Rev. B. E. Dotson and was adopted. It is as fol- 
lows: 

To install Rev. Burris M. Bender at Grove Church, Oct- 
ober 4, 1964 at 7:30 P.M. Rev. Leslie C. Tucker to preside; 
Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie to preach the sermon; Rev. Frank 
A. Davison to charge the pastor; Elder Guyton Smith to 
charge the congregation; with Elders Wallace Core and 
Neill Baker. 

To install Rev. W. B. McSwain at Providence and Berea 
Church on October 18, 1964 at 7:30 P.M. Rev. Robert F. 
Park, Rev. C. W. Kimbrough, Rev. D. H. Dulin, Elders W. 
J. Barefoot, Albert Stephenson. 

To install Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. at the Raeford 
Presbyterian Church October 18, 1964 at 7:30 P.M. Rev. 
C. K. Ligon to preside ; Rev. A. A. Myers to lead the installa- 
tion prayer; Rev. George Alexander to charge the pastor; 
Elder Marcus Smith to charge the congregation ; with Elders 
Eugene W. McCall and William Saunders. That Rev. P. 0. 
Sartelle of Abingdon Presbytery, father-in-law of Mr. Coop- 
er, be invited to preach the sermon. 

DOCKET STUDY : Motion prevailed that Presbytery's 
Council study the possibility of permitting certain commit- 
tees to have precedence in the order of committee presenta- 
tion. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 57 

RESOLUTIONS : Rev. David Gullett presented the re- 
port of the Committee on Resolutions. The report was adop- 
ted by a rising vote and is as follows : 

Fayetteville Presbytery wishes to express its thanks to 
the host churches of Rex, Lumber Bridge and Parkton ; the 
pastor, officers and the congregations, for their cordial and 
warm reception of the Presbytery Meeting; the fine meal 
which was served and for the special music by the Young 
People's Choir. 

PLACE AND TIME OF NEXT MEETING: Fayetteville 
Presbytery will meet at the First Presbyteran Church, Lil- 
lington, on January 26th, 1965, at 9:30 A. M. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes of the 
day's meeting were read, corrected and approved. 

The meeting was adjourned with prayer. 

Frank M. Scarlett, Jr., Moderator 
Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 



58 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING 

Fayetteville, N. C, December 8, 1964. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met pursuant to the call 
of the Moderator at the Westminster Presbyterian Church, 
December 8, 1964 at 10:00 A.M. The meeting was called to 
order by the Moderator, Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr., who 
opened the meeting with prayer. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enroll- 
ed: 

Claire S. Albright, Geo. D. Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Vance 
Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, W. A. Brown, Vernon S. Broyles III, Sted- 
man B. Bryan, Geo. R. Cheney, Jr., Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., D. H. 
Dulin, Ben Ferguson, R. O. Freeman, H. W. Gilkeson, Dawes Gray- 
beal, Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey Herring, L. C. LaMotte, R. L. 
Mabson, James MacKenzie, Robert A. Massey, A. Douglas McArn, 
A. A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Robert F. Park, Frank M. Scarlett, 
Jr., S. T. Snively, Millard Stephens, J. V. C. Summerell, Roy D. 
Taylor, A. C. Trivette, Frank C Wilkinson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives: , T 

Barbecue, W. Edgar L. Cameron; Bethel, Lee Maxwell; Ben- 
salem, Earl T. Lewis; Bluff, M. H. Lupo; Bunnlevel, Thos. J. Byrd; 
Eagle Springs, John W. Bost; Fayetteville First, Leon A. McBryde; 
Galatia, W. M. Monroe; Laurel Hill, H. C. Nev/ton; Manly, Chester 
Calloway; Olivia, Max Dickens; Raeford, Clarence Lytch; Trinity, 
Angus W. Pait; Westminster, Herbert L. Cooke. 

CALL: the following call was read and found in order: 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville 
Presbytery is called to meet December 8, 1964 at 10:00 A.M. at the 
Westminster Presbyterian Church, 1901 Owen Drive, Fayetteville. 

1. To hear and act upon recommendation of the Church Exten- 
sion Committee that $34,000.00 be borrowed from the Assembly's 
Board of Church Extension in behalf of Westminster Church, to con- 
struct an educational building. 

2. To receive ministers from other Presbyteries, if any. 

On motion the second item in the call was taken up first. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 59 

RECEPTION OF MINISTER: Rev. James D. MacKen- 
zie was introduced to the Presbytery. Having presented a 
letter of dismissal from Concord Presbytery, Mr. MacKenzie 
was admitted to examinations. Mr. MacKenzie was exam- 
ined in all respects according to the Book of Church Order 
and his examinations having been sustained as a whole, Mr. 
MacKenzie signed the Ministers' Affirmation and was en- 
rolled as a member of Fayetteville Presbytery. The follow- 
ing calls were placed in his hands and accepted by him: 

From Olivia, promising a salary of $2,200 per year and 
7 3 /2% to M.A.F. ; $550 annual professional expenses; mov- 
ing expense ; one month's vacation ; family group insurance ; 
manse. 

From Barbecue, promising a salary of $2,200 per year, 
l x /-i% to M.A.F. ; $550 annual professional expenses; mov- 
ing expense ; one month's annual vacation ; family group in- 
surance. 

The following order was taken for the installation of 
Rev. James D. MacKenzie at Barbecue Presbyterian Church 
on January 3, 1965 at 7:30 P.M.: 

Elder David Graham to convene the Commission and to 
preside ; Rev. Dan Norman to preach the sermon ; Rev. Rich- 
ard P. Hayes to charge the pastor and Rev. D. H. Dulin to 
charge the congregation; with Elders Max Dickens and Al- 
ton Harrington. 

At Olivia on January 10, 1965 at 7 :30 P.M. Elder Thom- 
as M. Holmes to preside and propound the Constitutional 
Questions ; Rev. D. H. Dulin to preach the sermon ; Rev. Dan 
E. Norman to charge the pastor and Rev. Richard P. Hayes 
to charge the congregation ; with Elders Cameron and Thur- 
man Warwick. 

LOAN APPROVED : Rev. H. Dewey Herring presented 
the recommendation of the Committee on Church Extension 
in regard to the Presbytery endorsing a loan in behalf of 
the Westminster Presbyterian Church. Rev. Robert O. 
Freeman, pastor of the church, presented the need and the 
proposed plans for an educational building. 



60 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Presbytery adopted the recommendation of the 
Church Extension Committee that $34,000.00 be borrowed 
by the Presbytery in behalf of Westminster Church to con- 
struct an Educational Building. The proper officers of the 
Presbytery were authorized to sign such papers as may be 
necessary to obtain the loan. 

The reading of the minutes was dispensed with. 

The meeting adjourned with prayer and the benediction 
by the Moderator. 

F. M. Scarlett, Jr., Moderator. 
Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk. 

Attest: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 61 

IN MEMORIAM 

This page is set aside in memory of the following Ruling Elders 
and Deacons who died durine the church year ending December 31, 
1963. 

ELDERS 

Oscar S. Atkins, born February 24, 1889, died January 15, 1963. 
Lillington. 

Charles R. Cole, born December 31, 1898, died January 17, 1963, 
Jackson Springs. 

Marshall P. James, born July 9, 1902, died March 12, 1963, Max- 
ton 1st. 

Robert N. Page, Jr., born February 21, 1895, died March 15, 
1963, Bethesda. 

Robert E. Gouger, born November 26, 1900, died March 31, 1963, 
Pinehurst Community. 

Julius E. Morrison, born October 11, 1869, died May 1, 1963, 
Culdee. 

Colin S. McArthur, born November 25, 1883, died May 16, 19(53, 
Lumberton 1st. 

L. B. McKeithen, born March 27, 1899, died May 22, 1963, 
Cameron. 

John B. Calhoun, Jr., born 1893, died May 31, 1963, Church in 
the Pines. 

Robert E. L. Cooper, born July 13, 1903, died June 6, 1963, 
Fayetteville 1st. 

Robert D. Croom, Sr., born January 9, 1875, died July 17, 1963, 
Maxton 1st. 

James E. Woodward, born 1888, died July 29, 1963, 

Church in the Pines. 

Dr. Raymond L. Pittman, born June 29, 1888, died August 1, 
1963, Fayetteville 1st. 

Gordon M. Cameron, born December 12, 1887, died August 5, 
1963, Pinehurst Community. 

J. E. Graham, born January 1, 1893, died September 7, 1963, 
Godwin. 

Neill A. McDonald, Jr., born June 30, 1907, died September 23, 
1963, Raeford. 

K. J. Shaw, born May 14, 1911, died September 25, 1963, Laur- 
inburg. 

F. B. Sexton, born November 10, 1877, died October 12, 1963, 
Raeford. 

Wm. B. Calhoun, born August 26, 1891, died October 26, 1963, 
Church in the Pines. 

Gen. John R. Hodge, born June 12, 1893, died November 12, 
1963, Highland. 

Dr. P. J. Chester, born February 22, 1885, died December 12, 
1963, Bethesda. 



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J. S. Johnson, born June 19, 1874, died December 28, 1963, Rex. 

Luther M. Powell, born April 2, 1891, died December 31, 1963, 
Parkton. 

Albert S. McGoogan, born September 20, 1885, died December 
31, 1963, St. Pauls. 

John W. Monroe, born February 22, 1887, died January 9, 1964, 
Eagle Springs. 

DEACONS 

Herbert. McKeithen, born December 7, 1892, died January 19, 
1963, Raeford. 

Ezra J. Nobles, born September 9, 1888, died January 25, 1963, 
Red Springs. 

Walter Massengill, born November 15, 1899, died April 21, 1963, 
Providence. 

E. L. Flowers, born February 27, 1899, died May 24, 1963, Berea. 

Perry Thomas, born December 7, 1915, died June 8, 1963, Raven 
Rock. 

David G. Capps, born February 9, 1869, died August 13, 1963, 
Galatia. 

Neill McNeill, born December 8, 1884, died September 5, 1963, 
Raeford. 

Angus R. Willoughby, born February 19, 1895, died October 19, 
1963, St. Pauls. 

Morrison Peterson, born January 29, 1891, died November 7, 
1963, Pembroke. 

Arthur C. Jenkins (1) born 1918, died December 10, 1963, 
Highland. 

A. Wilton Edwards, born 1906, died December 24, 1963, Church 
in the Pines. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 63 

INDEX 

Amendments to the Constitution, Report on, 51 

Amendment to the Manual Referred 56 

Annuities and Relief, Report on, 25 

Ashworth Presbyterian Church Report on Organization 16 

Assembly's and Synod's Agencies, Report on 23, 39, 55 

Auditor's Report - 21 

Bell, Mr. Stan, Speaks on St. Andrews, 27 

Bills and Overtures, Report on, 27, 55 

Boyd, Mr. Crawford, Resolution for, 26 

Bryan, Candidate Stedman, Motion Concerning 25, 30, 38 

Called Meeting 25, 29, 58 

Candidates, Report on 24, 38 

Candidates Received 36, 53 

Christian Education, Report on 25, 39, 55 

Church Extension, Report on, 27, 39, 52 

College Heights Church, Easement on, 32 

Commission on the Minister and His Work, Report, 23, 33, 53 

Commissioners to the General Assembly Elected 19, 50 

Commissions, Reports of, 15, 36, 44 

Communications 32 

Communion Service 11, 43 

Docket Study 56 

Enrollment 13, 29, 31, 43, 58 

Hemphill, Rev. H. L., Referred to Commissioner on the 

Minister and His Work, 38 

Higher Education, Report on, 26, 53 

In Memoriam Page 61 

Installations, Report on, 28, 40, 56 

Introductions 33 

Lassiter, Rev. A. T., Memorial of 11 

Loan Approved 59 

Mabson, Rev. Robert, Work as Librarian Approved, 37 

Memorial Service 11 

Ministers Dismissed 55 

Ministers Excused 14, 44 

Ministers Received 24, 37, 54, 59 

Moderator Elected 14, 32, 44 

Moderator Nominated 20, 39, 53 

Moore, Rev. Ansley C, Addresses Presbytery, 36 

Morrow, Rev. Guy M., Resolution Concerning, 35 

Next Meeting 28, 41, 57 

Nominating Committee Reports 23, 38, 48 

Overtures Adopted 51 

Overtures Referred 15 

Phillips, Rev. R. M., Memorial of, 12 

Presbytery's Council Reports 21, 33, 51 

Program 14, 32, 44 

Reading of the Minutes 28, 42, 57 

Revision of the Book of Church Order Approved 19 

Salary Changes 24 

Sermon by Candidate 20, 31 

Sessional Records, Report on, 27 

Standing Committees Appointed 18, 33, 44 

Standing Committees Report 28, 40, 57 

Stewardship Committee Reports 22, 50 

Temporary Clerks Elected 13, 32, 44 

Treasurer's Report 20 

Trinity Church, Petition to Organize Approved 41 

Welcome 14, 32, 44 

Women of the Church, Report of 25 

World Missions, Report on 19, 51 



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GENERAL DIRECTORY 
OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 



Moderators: Revs. W. A. Brown, C. S. Albright, Vernon Broyles III. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. C. K. Ligon (1968) 

Stated Clerk: Rev. R. S. Arrowood (1969) Linden 

Permanent Clerk: Rev. Roy D. Taylor (1968) Bunnlevel 

Historian: Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

(The term of office of the following groups expire as by the date 
with each name or group of names.) 



TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1969— Rev. W. C. Neill Aberdeen 

Fall 1968— Mr. R. S. Kelly Erwin 

Fall 1967— Rev. R. L. Prince Pinehurst 

Fall 1966— Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 



II. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1968 — Mr. Evander Gillis, Fayetteville; Mr. Neill McFadyen, 
Raeford 

Spring 1967— Mr. Lawrence McNeill Raeford 

Spring 1966— Mr. J. B. Cameron, Mr. McKay Blue, Raeford 



III. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1968— Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 

Fall 1967— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1965— Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 



IV. Lebanon Church Cemetery 

1969— Mr. Jas. M. McNair 
1968— Mr. W. A. Johnson 
1967— Mr. Ralph Purcell 



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68 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. A. N. Wells, Chairman 

1969— Ralph Wade, Dunn 

1968— Rev. A. N. Wells 

1967— Mr. W. A. McCormack, Rowland 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Chairman of all Major Committees 

Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
President of the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery 
President of the Men of Fayetteville Presbytery 
President of the Senior High Fellowship of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery 
Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 



MAJOR COMMITTEES 

I. World Missions 

Mr. L. E. Calhoun, Chairman 

1969— Rev. Robert Park 
1968— Mr. L. E. Calhoun, Laurel Hill 

1967 — Dr. Chalmers Vinson, Laurel Hill; Mrs. Peter Cromartie, Fay- 
etteville 

II. Annuities and Relief 

Mr. George Quillin, Chairman 

1969— Mrs. George Quillin, Fayetteville 
1968— Rev. C. I. Calcote 
1967— Rev. Dawes Graybeal 

III. Christian Education 

1969— C. Wayne Collier, John C. Calhoun, Charles J. Hollingsworth, 
William E. Massey, Grant N. Sharp, Mary Ann Wells, Mrs. 
John Nance. 

1968— Lloyd E. Auman, Mrs. Leslie Bullock, Robert G. Hall, Albert 
A. Myers, Jr., Mrs. Warren Thomas, James McNeill Williams. 

1967 — George D. Alexander, W. Houston Black, Mrs. Ben Campen, 
William N. Gordon, Miss Dorothy Hutaff, Millard Stephens, 
Larry Parker. 

Ex-Officio Members 

Cortez A. Cooper, Chairman of Sr. Hi Youth; Carolyn Culbreth, Mod- 
erator, Sr. Hi Youth; Paul L. Hanks, Sup't., Camp Monroe; Mrs. H. 
C. McPherson, Chmn., Leadership and Resources, WOC; Mr. Clin 2 
McLean, Pres., Men of the Presbytery; Mrs. W. C. Neill, Pres., Pres- 
bytery's Music Dept.; Mrs. Nance, Pres., Presbytery's WOC. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 69 

Advisory Members 

Cheves K. Ligon, Presbytery Executive Secretary; Robert Turner, 
Synod's Regional Director; Mary Catherine McCormick, Presbytery 
D. C. E. 

Sub-Committee Responsibilities 

Chairman: William N. Gordon 

Secretary: Dorothy Hutaff 

Executive Committee: William N. Gordon, C. Wayne Collier, James 

M M - - Williams, Dorothy Hu.aff, Albert Myers, Houston 

Black. 
Children's Work: Millard Stephens, Chmn., Dorothy Hutaff, Mrs. 

Ben Campen 
Youth: Albert A. Myers, Jr., Chmn., Grant Sharp, Mary Anna Wells, 
George Alexander, Cortez Cooper, Carolyn Culbreth. 
Guidance: C. Wayne Collier, Chmn. 
Adult Education: W. Houston Black, Chmn., Lloyd Auman, Mrs. 

Leslie Bullock, James McNeill Williams 
Home and Family: Robert Hall, Chmn., Mrs. Warren Thomas 
Camp and Conference: William E. Massey, Chmn., Charles Hollings- 
worth, John C. Calhoun, Paul Hanks 



Camp and Conference Committee 

William E. Massey, Chairman 

Program Committee: Paul Hanks, Chmn.; Chairman or representa- 
tives from: Children's Work Committee, Youth Work Commit- 
tee, Adult Education, Music Department, Home and Family 

Leadership Committee: Charles Hollingsworth, Chmn. 

Enlistment: Mr. A. B. Hafer, Mrs. Walter Harper 

Training: Rev. Vernon Broyles, Mrs. Robert McNeill 

Site Committee: Mrs. John C. Calhoun, Chmn. 

Finance: Mrs. Clyde Auman, Chmn., Mr. Gilbert Bailey, Mr. Roy 
Byrd, Mrs. George A. Little, Mr. Crawford Boyd, Treas. 

Maintenance and Operation: Mr. T. C. McKnight, Chmn.; Mr. Angus 
Mclnnis, Rev. Woodson Booth, Mr. Murphy McGirt 

Capital Investment: Mr. E. W. Smith, Chmn., Mrs. Fairley Monroe, 
Mr. R. L. Remsburg, Mrs. Roger Mann, Mrs. S, H. Fulton 



IV. Higher Education 

Rev. W. C. Neill, Chairman 

1969 — Rev. W. C. Neill, Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg 
1968 — Mr. Floyd James, Maxton 

1967 — Mr. Jas. L. Morgan, Laurel Hill; Mr. C. Reid Ross, Fayette- 
ville; Mrs. H. C. McPherson, Cameron 



70 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

V. Church Extension 

Rev. H. W. Gilkeson, Chairman 

1969— Rev. Eugene Ensley, Jr., Mr. Scott McFadyen, Fayetteville; 
Mr. Clyde Auman, West End; Rev. Kemper Fitch, Mr. Fred 
McNeill, Broadway. 

1968— Rev. Stedman Bryan, Dr. E. C. Womble, Wagram; Mr. W. E. 
Blue, Southern Pines; Rev. Howard Gilkeson, Mr. Mack Hud- 
son, Benson; Mr. G. W. Shaw, Laurinburg; Mr. Howard Clark, 
Fayetteville, Consultant. 

1967 — Mr. Myres Tilghman, Dunn; Mr. Lewis Holder, Lillington; 
Mr. H. F. Bost, Eagle Springs; Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Mr. T. 
C. McKnight, Laurel Hill; Rev. H. Hoover Bear, Mrs. Rudolph 
Jones, Angier; Mrs. J. C. Andrews, Dunn; Rev. Robert F. Sloop. 

VI. Assembly's and Synod's Agencies 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

1969— Rev. David Gullet, Mr. Harold Gillis, Raeford 
1968 — Mr. Fairley Morris, Maxton; Rev. B. E. Dotson 
1967 — Rev. Vance Baucom, Mr. Alex McGill, Maxton 

VII. Women's Work 

Rev. Geo. R. Cheney, Jr. 

1969 — Mrs. Lacy Godwin, Fayetteville 
1968 — Rev. Geo. R. Cheney, Jr. 
1967 — Mr. Wallace Core, Dunn 

VIM. Stewardship 

Mr. Frank McNeill, Chairman 

1969— Rev. L B. McKeithen, Mr. Robert Kelly, Erwin; Mr. Thos. 
Hood, Fayetteville; Mr. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen. 

1968 — Mr. A. L. Burney, Southern Pines; Mr. Harold Treatt, Fay- 
etteville; Mr. W. O. Cameron, Dunn, Mr. L. R. McDonald, Car- 
thage. 

1967 — Rev. Vernon Broyles, Mr. Edwin Pate, Sr., Laurinburg; Mr. 
J. D. Stewart, Lumberton; Mr. A. C. Parker, Fayetteville. 
Mrs. Robert Bryan, Dunn 

IX. Christian Relations 

Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Chairman 

1969— Rev. H. L. Willis, Dr. Rudolph Jones, Fayetteville 

1968 — Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Rev. W. A. Brown, Mr. W. N. Carmichael, 

Pembroke 
1967— Rev. D. H. Moylan, Mr. C. D. Potter, McDonald 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 71 

X. Candidates For The Ministry 

Rev. C. S. Albright, Chairman 

1969 — Mr. Henry Murray, Laurinburg; Mr. Ben White, Maxton; Rev. 

Robert K. Gustafson 
1968 — Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr.; Mrs. Thos. John, Laurinburg 
1967 — Rev. C. S. Albright; Mrs. John McPhaul, Southern Pines 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

I. Nominating Committee 

Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Chairman 

1969— Rev. L. B. McKeithan, Mr. W. B. Bracey 

1968 — Rev. Dan E. Norman, Mr. Ben Wicks, Aberdeen 

1967 — Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Mr. C. W. Bannerman, Dunn 

II. Presbytery's Work 

Rev. A. C. Trivett, Chairman 

1969— Mr. Guy Hardee, Dunn 
1968— Rev. A. C. Trivette 
1967— Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson 

III. Bills And Overtures 

The last six Ex-Moderators; the last Ex-Moderator to serve as 
chairman. 

IV. Installations 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

1969 — Rev. James D. MacKenzie, Mr. William Hughes, Fayetteville 
1968 — Rev. Stradford T. Snively, Mr. Roger Hall, Lumber Bridge 
1967 — Rev. B. E. Dotson, Mr. Hervey Evans, Jr., Laurinburg 

V. Manual of Presbytery 

Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Chairman 

1969— Rev. L. B. McKeithen 
1968— Mr. R. D. McMillan, Red Springs 
1967— Dr. W. E. Alexander, Robbins 
Ex-Officio Members: 

The Executive Secretary 

The Stated Clerk 

Chairman of Presbytery's Council 

Chairman of Christian Education 



72 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VI. Presbyterian Survey 

Rev. Billy H. Herring, Chairman 

1969 — Rev. Burriss M. Bender 
1968— Rev. Billy H. Herring 
1967— Rev. C. W. Kimbrough 

VII. Christianity and Health 

Dr. Hugh McArn, Chairman 
1969 — Dr. Hugh McArn, Laurinburg; Mr. John Ormsby, Fayetteville 
1968— Rev. Frank M. Scarlette, Jr., Dr. C. W. Byrd, Dunn 
1967 — Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg; Dr. Duncan Owen, Fayette- 
ville 

VIM. Examinations 

a. Theology: 

1969 — Rev. J. V. C. Summerell 
1968— Rev. C. K. Ligon 
1967 — Rev. Jas. Appleby 

b. Church Government: 

1969— Rev. Jas. B. MacLeod 
1968 — Rev. Geo. Alexander 
1967— Rev. S. T. Snively 

3. Sacraments 
1969 — Rev. Fred Currie 
1968— Rev. A. D. McArn 
1967— Rev. C. R. Jenkins 

d. English Bible 

1969 — Rev. Leslie Bullock 
1968 — Rev. A. C. Trivette 
1967— Rev. Paul L. Hanks 

e. Thesis and Exegesis: 

1969 — Rev. Spencer Hamrick 
1968— Rev. Robert Mabson 
1967— Rev. A. N. Wells 

IX. Ministers' Salaries 

Mr. Guyton Smith, Chairman 

1969— Mr. A. I. Maynard, Fayetteville; Mr. Crawford MacKethan, 
Fayetteville, Dr. C. C. McLean, Southern Pines 

1968 — Mr. Wilbur H. Currie, Carthage; Mr. Halbert M. Jones, Lau- 
rinburg; Mr. James A. Gray, Hope Mills. 

1967— Mr. Guyton Smith, Dunn; Mrs. Robert Burns, Maxton; Mr. 
A. L. Burney, Southern Pines 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 73 

Special Committee on Work and Worship 

Rev. Julian Lake, Chairman 
Miss Mary C. McCormick, Rev. R. F. Sloop, Rev. H. W. Gilkeson, 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. Julian Lake, Chairman 
1969— Mr. H. Clifton Blue, Aberdeen 
1968 — Rev. Julian Lake, Rev R. S. Arrowood 

1967 — Mr. Charles G. Rose, Fayetteville; Dr. Marcus Smith, Raeford; 
Rev. Louis C. LaMotte. 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 

(Printed as Information) 

1. Churches by Districts: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, God- 
win, Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Providence, Riverside, Unity. 

District No. 2: Big Rockfish, Bonnie Doone, Campbellton, Church- 
of-the-Covenant, College Heights, Comfort, Fayetteville First, 
Highland, McPherson, Palestine, Peace, Westminster, Sardis, 
Sherwood, Spring Lake, Sunnyside, Vaughn Memorial, Village. 

District No. 3: Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, McNair Mem- 
orial, Midway, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Philadelphus, Red Springs, 
Rowland, St. Pauls. 

District No. 4: Centre, Church-in-the-Pines, Laurel Hill, Laurin- 
burg, Maxton, Montpelier, Pleasant View, Smyrna, Middleton 
Heights. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel, Dundarrach, Galatia, Hope Mills, 
Lumber Bridge, Parkton, Phillipi, Raeford, Rex, Shiloh. 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Memorial, Community, Culdee, 
Eureka, Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, West End. 

District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage Cy- 
press, Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Priest Hill, Union, Vass. 

District No. 8: Barbecue, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, Cedar Rock, Ephe- 
sus, Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. Pisgah Olivia, Raven 
Rock, Summerville. 

2. Officers of the Women of the Church: 
President — Mrs. John Nance, Fayetteville 
Vice-President — Mrs. Mack Reid Hudson, Benson 
Secretary — Mrs. Robert C. Spears, Fayetteville 
Treasurer — Mrs. Belton Wright, Raeford 

*. Officers of the Men of the Church: 
President — Dr. C. C. McLean, Southern Pines 
First Vice-President — Bert Phillips, Cameron 
Secretary-Treasurer — Richard James, Southern Pines 

4. Officers of Young People 
Moderator — Carolyn Culbreth, Raeford 
Vice-Moderator — Lackey Belote, Dunn 
Stated Clerk — Carol Holmes, Fayetteville 
Treasurer — John Sill, St. Pauls 

5. Deacons of Presbytery 
President— R. S. Kelly, Jr. 
Vice-President — Gordon Dove 
Secretary — Joe Mosherm 
Treasurer — J. S. Harper 



74 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SIXTH 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Lillington, N. C, January 26, 1965 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and 
Forty-Sixth Stated Meeting at the Lillington Presbyterian 
Church on January 26, 1965 at 9:30 A.M. The Presbytery 
was called to order and led in prayer by the moderator, 
Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery was then led in 
a service of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by Rev. 
Robert Park and Rev. Roy Taylor, assisted by the Elders 
of the Lillington Church. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The names of Elders and 
Deacons who have died during the past year were read by 
the moderator and Presbytery was led in prayer for their 
families and in thanksgiving for their lives by the Rev. 
Robert F. Sloop. It was directed that their names by in- 
scribed on an "In Memoriam" page in the Minutes of Pres- 
bytery. 

COMMISSIONING SERVICE : A commissioning service 
for the Commissoners to the General Assembly from 
Fayetteville Presbytery was conducted by the moderator. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were en- 
rolled : 

George D. Alexander, C. S. Albright, Vance Baucom, H. Hoover 
Bear, W. A. Brown, Vernon S. Broyles III, C. I. Calcote, George R. 
Cheney, Jr., Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., Fred H. Currie, Frank A. 
Davison, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, D. H. Dulin, Ben Ferguson, 
W. K. Fitch, R. O. Freeman, Howard W. Gilkeson, W. S. Golden, 
Wm. N. Gordon, Dawes Graybeal, David Gullett, Robert G. Hall, 
W. Spencer Hamrick, Paul Hanks, Richard P. Hayes, Billy H. Her- 
ring, H. Dewey Herring, S. L. Hiebert, Chas. J. Hollingsworth, W. H. 
Jarrett, Rees Jenkins, Lloyd Kay, C. W. Kimbrough, Julian Lake, 
Louis C. LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, R. L. Mabson, R. A. Massey, W. E. 
Massey, Jr., David H. Moylan, A. Douglas McArn, Leighton Mc- 
Keithen, James MacKenzie, W. B. McSwain, W. C. Neill, Dan Nor- 
man, R. H. Poole, R. L. Prince, Grant M. Sharp, B. O. Shannon, 
R. F. Sloop, S. T. Snively, Alton Trivette, J. V. C. Summerell, Rob- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 75 



ert Urie, A. N. Wells, Jack M. White, Frank C. Wilkinson, Henry 
L. Willis, H. L. Wilson, Roy Taylor, Woodson Booth. 

The following elders were enrolled from their respective 
churches: D. A. Currie, Antioch; J. E. McCallum, Ashpole; T. E. 
Garner, Ashworth; E. L. Cameron, Barbecue; Arthur Williams, 
Bensalem; Hunter J. Woodall, Benson; Wilbert Coats, Berea; J. H. 
Blythe, Bethel; Dreury E. Troutman, Bethesda; Worth Wood, Big 
Rockfish; Billy G. Hair, Bluff; Theron R. Johnson, Bonnie Doone; 
Chas. L. Wicker, Brownson Memorial; R. E. Byrd, Bunnlevel; Neil 
C. Cameron, Cameron Hill; Alton Stephenson, Cape Fear; L. R. 
McDonald, Carthage; O. L. Thomas, Cedar Rock; Carl S. Gentry, 
Centre; N. H. Gibson, Church in the Pines; G. L. McNeill, Church 
of the Covenant; William Swann, College Heights; J. T. Pope, 
Comfort; H. A. Campbell, Pinehurst; W. Elmer Cameron, Cypress; 
Myres Tilghman, Dunn; Clyde Denning, Ebenezer; Rowland H. John- 
son, Elise; Colin Black, Ephesus; R. S. Kelly, Erwin; Joe W. Blue, 
Eureka; C. B. Stafford, Fairmont; J. Harvey Oliver, Jr., First 
Fayetteville; Angus Shaw, Flat Branch; M. B. Barringtine, Friend- 
ship; M. Gillis Ray, Galatia; Donald McL. Mclntyre, Godwin; Wal- 
lace R. Core, Grove; C. Reid Ross, Highland; A. L. Bynum, Hope 
Mills; Vernon Elkins, Horseshoe; C. D. Potter, Iona; W. E. Graham, 
Jackson Springs; Eli Murray, Laurel Hill; G. W. Shaw, Laurinburg; 
Gattis B. Thomas, Leaflet; Connie E. Bass, Lillington; Howard 
Strawcutter, First Lumberton; Roger F. Hall, Lumber Bridge; 
Marshall A. Thompson, Maxton; Thos. W. Strickland, McMillan; 
M. M. Clark, McPherson; Henry M. Causey, Jr., Middleton Heights; 
Lee McFarland, Midway; W. C. Covington, Montpelier; Fred Mc- 
Neill, Mt. Pisgah; D. E. Graham, Olivia; H. S. Butler, Sr., Parkton; 
Bennie Holland, Plainview; Brady Pressley, Priest Hill; Junius 
Ennis, Providence; Fred M. Culbreth, Raeford; N. B. Patterson, 
Raven Rock; Neil P. Clinton, Red Springs; F. G. Williams, Rex; 
Ralph Wade, Riverside; Wm. Murray McKellar, Rowland; J. Car- 
lyle Williams, Sardis; James Howard Clark, Sherwood; Harry Thorn- 
berg, Shiloh; Lonnie R. Smith, Smyrna; Jack Sticht, Spring Lake; 
C. L. Ballance, St. Pauls; Neill McKay Ross, Summerville; R. A. 
Averitt, Sunnyside; Gene E. Bethea, Trinity; Henry T. Barefoot, 
Unity; Ernest H. Wood, Vaughn Memorial; Aubrey McPhail, Vil- 
lage; M. H. Tucker, West End; Mrs. R. C. Cook, Westminster. 



MINISTERS AND ELDERS EXCUSED: 

James MacLeod A. D. Cars well 

Guy Morrow Chas. M. Gibbs 

James N. Grubb James Appleby 

Leslie Bullock Robert K. Gustafson 

Rufus Cromartie Ansley C. Moore 

R. S. Arrowood Stedman B. Bryan 

Elder Eveleth Richardson Drury L. Jones 

Millard M. Stephens 

The representatives of the Manly Church 

The representatives of the Eagle Springs Church 






76 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. Wm. A. Brown was elected 
moderator and Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., and Rev. S. T. 
Snively were elected temporary clerks. 

WELCOME: Presbytery was welcomed to the Lilling- 
ton Presbyterian Church by Elder Connie E. Bass. 

PROGRAM: Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr., presented the 
docket as the program of Presbytery which was approved. 

VISITING BROTHER : Rev. David McLean of the Pres- 
bytery of Norfolk was introduced and invited to sit as a 
Visiting Brother. 

COMMUNICATIONS: Communications to the Presby- 
tery were presented by Rev. Cheves K. Ligon. 

ACTING STATED CLERK: Rev. Cheves K. Ligon was 
elected acting stated clerk in the absence of Rev. R. S. 
Arrowood. 

Presbytery was then led in prayer of sympathy on behalf of the 
Rev. Mr. Arrowood and his family upon the death of his son, Robert 
S. Arrowood, Jr. A committee was appointed by the moderator to 
visit the Arrowood family. 

STANDING COMMITTEE: The moderator appointed 
the following Standing Committee on Resolutions: Rev. 
C. I. Calcote, Rev. Billy Herring, Elder Billy Hair. 

WORLD MISSIONS : Rev. Richard Hayes presented the 
report of World Missions. He introduced Rev. David A. Mc- 
Lean, former missionary to Africa, who addressed Pres- 
bytery on the Congo situation. The Presbytery was led in 
prayer by Dr. Louis C. LaMotte. 

The following recommendations of the Committee on 
World Missions were approved: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Presbytery extends its thanks to Dr. C. C. McLean, 
past chairman of the World Mission Committee, for a job well done. 
In addition to his other duties as chairman, Dr. McLean attended 
the World Mission Conference in Montreat this summer. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 77 

2. That every session consider anew that there are many parts 
of the world where the good news has not been told; that there are 
many sectors of life and cultures in which the Lordship of Christ is 
not acknowledged; that there are millions of people all over the 
world who are estranged from the Christian faith. 

3. That February 21 through February 28, 1965, be set aside 
as the Week of Prayer and Self-Denial for World Missions; as a 
time for special preaching and special prayer and supplementary 
offerings for world evangelism. 

4. That each congregation be urged to befriend the interna- 
tional students in its community and to seek diligently to win inter- 
national students from all lands to commitment to Jesus Christ and 
to deep participation in the life and work of the congregation. 

5. That each session and diaconate re-examine giving to the 
mission enterprise and be reminded that the annual budget for 
World Missions represents minimum needs and is not intended to 
set a top limit for giving to this cause. 

TREASURER'S AND AUDITOR'S REPORTS: The re- 
ports of the Treasurer and the Auditor were presented and 
received as information. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. A. N. Wells, chair- 
man, presented the report of Presbytery's Council. The 
following recommendations were adopted: 

1. That all major committees meet not later than the end of 
the first week of the month of the Presbytery meeting and complete 
their reports; that reports be printed, stapled together, and two 
copies be sent to each church one week before the Presbytery 
meeting. 

2. That the opening worship at Presbytery meetings be limited 
to a hymn and opening prayer, and Scripture reading, and that in- 
troduction of visiting brethren and elders attending for the first 
time be docketed at the last ten minutes before lunch — with no 
exceptions. 

3. That Christian Education, Church Extension, World Mis- 
sions, Council, Stewardship be docketed during the morning session, 
order to be determined. 

4. That examination of ministers be docketed first item of 
business after lunch. 

5. That the summer meeting of Presbytery be held on a Sun- 
day afternoon and evening in late June, and that this be largely an 
inspirational meeting. 



78 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

6. That the council concurs with the Church Extension Com- 
mittee in recommending that salaries of pastors receiving Presby- 
tery aid be increased to $4,300.00 plus $1,100 professional expense, 
and recommends that these minimums be set for all the churches of 
Presbytery. 

7. That the following be appointed to the Worship and Work 
Committee: Rev. Julian Lake, Chr., Miss Mary C. McCormick, Rev. 
R. F. Sloop, Rev. H. W. Gilkeson, Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess after being led in 
prayer by Rev. R. O. Freeman with special remembrance of 
the recent death of Winston Churchill. 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:45 and was led in prayer by Rev. 
B. E. Dotson. 

INTRODUCTIONS: Visiting ministers and elders at- 
tending Presbytery for the first time were introduced. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Rev. Claire S. Albright was 
elected moderator-nominee. 

WOMEN'S WORK: Rev. George Cheney, Jr., chairman 
of the Committee on Women's Work, presented Mrs. John 
Nance, president of the Women of the Church for Fayette- 
ville Presbytery, and Mrs. Myrton T. Stewart, retiring 
president. Mrs. Stewart gave the Annual Report of the 
Women of the Church which was received as information. 

STEWARDSHIP: Mr. Harvey Oliver, chairman, gave 
the report on Stewardship which was adopted: 



PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 1965 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES: $119,000. 39.67% 

World Missions $ 68,430 22.81% 

Church Extension 21,340 7.10 

Christian Education _ 10,160 3.40 

Annuities and Relief 1,440 .48 

General Fund 17,330 5.78 

Inter-Church Agencies 300 .10 



SYNOD CAUSES: $ 94,000. 31.33% 



Church Extension 7,350 2.45 

Presbyterian Home 5,100 1.70 



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Children's Home 7,470 2.49 

Christian Education 7,290 2.43 

Educational Institutions 51,000 17.00 

Campus Christian Life 7,740 2.58 

Guidance Center _ 3,280 1.09 

Inter-Church Agencies 600 .20 

Contingent Salary Fund 4,170 1.39 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES: $ 87,000. 29.00% 

Church Extension 46,600 15.53 

Christian Education 5,545 1.85 

Office 16,900 5.63 

Manse 2,555 .85 

Higher Education 200 .07 

Camp Monroe 12,000 4.00 

Camp Monroe Debt Reduction 3,000 1.00 

Candidates 200 .07 

GRAND TOTAL $300,000 100.00% 

Amount pledged for 1965: 

Budgeted Benevolences: $225,537 

Non-Bud. Benevolences: 21,710 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Dr. Louis C. LaMotte 
gave the report of the Committee on Nominations which 
was adopted and is as follows: 

Rev. David Gullett to replace Rev. E. A. Whitlock on the As- 
sembly's and Synod's Agencies Committee, Class of 1966. 

Rev. S. T. Snively to replace Rev. E. A. Whitlock on the Exam- 
inations Committee on Church Government, Class of 1967. 

Rev. Fred Currie to replace Rev. W. C. Crumplen on the Exam- 
inations Committee on Sacraments, Class of 1966. 

Rev. W. B. McSwain to replace Rev. Leslie Tucker on the 
Church Extension Committee, Class of 1966. 

Rev. H. Hoover Bear to replace Rev. Robert Hart on the Church 
Extension Committee. 

Rev. Howard Gilkeson to be named chairman of the Church 
Extension Committee. 

MANUAL'S COMMITTEE: Rev. W. S. Golden resigned 
from the Committee on Manual and Presbytery regretfully 
accepted the resignation. 

The new chairman to be recommended by the Manual's Com- 
mittee. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. B. E. 
Dotson, chairman, gave the report of the Assembly's and 
Synod's Agencies which was received as information. 



80 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
Rev. Julian Lake, chairman, presented the report of the 
Commission on the Minister and his Work. The report was 
approved and is as follows: 

REPORT TO FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

JANUARY, 1965 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery the Commission on the 
Minister and his Work have taken the following action: 

1. Dismissed the Reverend E. A. Whitlock to Orange Presby- 
tery in order that he might accept the call of the Memorial Church 
of Greensboro. 

2. Dismissed Dr. Price Gwynn to the Winston-Salem Presby- 
tery, where he is serving as president of Glade Valley School. 

3. Approved the request of the Reverend William Crumplen to 
be dismissed to the Albemarle Presbytery to accept the call of the 
Cobb Memorial Church of Tarboro. 

4. Approved the call of the Jackson Springs Church to the 
Reverend Fred Currie. 

5. Approved the call of the Spring Lake Church to the Rev- 
erend Richard Hayes. 

6. Approved the request of the Reverend Leslie Tucker to be 
dismissed to St. Andrews Presbytery, so he could accept the call 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Starksville, Miss. 

7. Approved the call of the Highland Church, Fayetteville, to 
Reverend Leighton B. McKeithen. 

8. Approved the call of the Lumber Bridge-Rex Churches to 
the Reverend Henry L. Willis to serve as stated supply for the year 
1965. 

9. Approved the call of the Summerville Church to the Rev- 
erend Robert Mabson to serve as stated supply for a period of six 
months. 

10. Conferred with all pastorless churches in Presbytery. 

The Reverend Lloyd Kay appeared before the commission on 
January 19, 1965 to request that he be divested of the ministerial 
office without censure. 

The request of Rev. Lloyd Kay that he be allowed to demit 
the ministry and be divested of his office without censure was 
docketed for the Spring Meeting of Presbytery. 

Rev. Julian Lake introduced Rev. Henry L. Willis of Wilming- 
ton Presbytery; Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen of Winston-Salem 
Presbytery; and Rev. Fred H. Currie of Montgomery Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 81 

Certificates of Dismissal for these brethren having been received 
they were admitted to examination. And having been examined ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order and having signed the Minis- 
ters' Affirmation, they were received as members of Fayetteville 
Presbytery and enrolled. 

The call of the Jackson Springs Church for the pastoral services 
of Rev. Fred H. Currie, promising a salary of $4,800.00 per year. 
Manse, 7%% to M.A.F., $160.00 for group insurance; $800.00 ex- 
pense allowance. One month's vacation per year having been found 
in order by the commission, was placed in the hands of Mr. Currie 
and accepted by him. 

The call of the Summerville Presbyterian Church for the pas- 
toral service of Rev. Robert L. Mabson as stated supply for six 
months, promising $150.00 per month and lVz% to M.A.F. having 
been found in order by the commission was placed in Mr. Mabson's 
hands and accepted by him. 

The call of the Lumber Bridge Presbyterian Church for the 
services of Rev. Henry L. Willis as stated supply, promising pro- 
fessional expenses of $500.00, use of the manse and one-half of 
manse utilities, and the call of the Rex Presbyterian Church for the 
services of Rev. Henry L. Willis as stated supply promising $500.00 
professional expenses, one-half Manse Utilities Group Insurance, 
were placed in the hands of Mr. Willis and accepted by him. 

The call of the Spring Lake Presbyterian Church for the pas- 
toral services of Rev. Richard P. Hayes, promising $5,200.00 per year 
salary; 7%% to M.A.F. household expense of $550.00 per annum; one 
month's vacation; Assembly Group Insurance; manse; moving ex- 
pense, was placed in the hands of Mr. Hayes and accepted by him. 

The call of the Highland Presbyterian Church for the pastoral 
services of the Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, promising a salary of 
$10,500.00 per year and 7%% to M.A.F. manse, one month's vaca- 
tion, one-half of Minister's Group Insurance, was placed in Mr. 
McKeithen's hands and accepted by him. 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES: Rev. Claire S. Al- 
bright, chairman of Committee on Candidates, made a 
verbal report on the status of our candidates for the min- 
istry. 

VOCATIONAL CONFERENCE : Rev. W. Spencer Ham- 
rick reported on the Presbytery's Vocational Conference 
held this past year at Camp Monroe. The report was re- 
ceived as information and the following recommendations 
were approved: 

1. That the members of the conference staff be commended for 
their diligent investment of time and outstanding work in behalf of 
the Presbytery. 



82 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

2. That Presbytery authorize the Candidate Committee to plan 
and conduct another such conference as soon as possible. 

Rev. A. N. Wells voiced appreciation to the Candidate Com- 
mittee for their fine work and moved that the Candidate's Com- 
mittee study ways of further helping our candidates who are 
preparing for the ministry, and to report back to the Presbytery. 
The motion was passed. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: Rev. R. H. Poole pre- 
sented the report on Annuities and Relief which was 
received as information. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. W. N. Gordon pre- 
sented the report on Christian Education which was 
received as information and the following recommendations 
were adopted: 

1. That ministers and elders in attendance at Presbytery, take 
to their churches several copies of the 1965 Calendar of Activities 
and Camp Schedule; that copies of this schedule of events be posted 
in the churches, and also distributed to the local leaders who are 
responsible for participation in these events: President Women of 
the Church, President Men of the Church, Superintendent School 
of the Church, Chairmen Sessions Committees, Leaders of Youth, 
Teachers of Children, including VCS teachers, Choir leaders. 

2. That every church strengthen its program of Christian teach- 
ing of adult by scheduling a study of The Mighty Acts of God, at 
some time other than during the regular church school hour. (A 
time of study for an adult class scheduled at a different time from 
the regular church school, is recommended in order to provide op- 
portunity for Bible study to teachers of youth and children, as well 
as to other adults who may not be attending the regular church 
school hour.) 

3. That, in order to develop better participation in adult 
study groups, and in order to help adults develop in teaching leader- 
ship, every church provide an opportunity for all adults to partici- 
pate in an Adult Workshop. Such workshops may be sponsored by 
one church alone or by churches in close geographic proximity 
working together. (For information and assistance in planning an 
Adult Workshop, contact either Miss Mary C. McCormick, Area 
D.C.E., St. Pauls Presbyterian Church, St. Pauls, N. C, or Mr. W. 
Houston Black, chairman Adult Education, 200 Ridgeview Road, 
Southern Pines, N. C.) 

4. That every church, through Session, Christian Education 
Committee, Superintendent School of the Church, and other Church 
School leaders, study the organization of its School of the Church 
with reference to the Manual, The School of the Church. 

5. That every local church offer to its leaders all encourage- 
ment possible to register to attend the Synod of N. C. Covenant 



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Life Conference in Mon treat, July 1-7; that, if possible, each local 
church bear at least part of the expense of sending leaders to the 
Conference, and that pastors give to Presbytery's C. E. chairman 
the names of any qualified leaders whom you recommend to be 
offered a $25 Presbytery scholarship to the Covenant Life Confer- 
ence. 

6. That upon the adoption of this report, Presbytery hear Mr. 
R. S. Taylor, of Lillington, President of the Men of the Presbytery, 
speak on some of the important aspects of the men's program of 
work. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. N. Gordon, Chairman 

HIGHER EDUCATION: Rev. Spencer Hamrick gave a 
brief report on Higher Education which was received as 
information. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. H. W. Gilkeson, chair- 
man of the Committee on Church Extension, reported that 
the Church Extension Committee had made grants totaling 
$2,400.00 in 1964. He made the following recommendations 
which were approved: 

1. That salaries of pastors serving churches receiving Presby- 
tery supplemental aid be increased from an annual base of $4,200.00 
to $4,300.00, and that professional expense be increased from 
$1,000.00 to $1,100.00. 

2. That the loan of $6,000.00 to Sherwood Church be approved. 
Dr. A. N. Wells, on behalf of the council moved that Presbytery 
recommend that the minimum salary for the Presbytery be $4,300.00 
with $1,100.00 professional expense. 

On motion, the whole matter of pastors' salaries was referred 
to the council for further study. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS: The report on Sessional Rec- 
ords was given by Rev. A. C. Trivette and was received as 
information. 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS: The following reports 
of Commissions were admitted to record: 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. James D. MacKenzie as oastor of the Barbecue Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:30 P.M. on January 3, 1965. The 
following were present: Ministers: Dan Norman, D. H. Dulin, Dick 
Hayes. Ruling Elders: Max Dickens, Alton Harrington. The meeting 



84 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

was opened with prayer. Max Dickens was elected chairman and 
Alton Harrington clerk. The commission then met with the congre- 
gation of the church. Elder Max Dickens presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Dan Norman preached the sermon. 
Dick Hayes charged the minister. D. H. Dulin charged the congre- 
gation. Rev. James D. MacKenzie was declared duly elected and 
installed as pastor of the Barbecue Church according to the Book 
of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction 
by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the commission 
were adopted and the commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Max Dickens, Chairman 
Alton Harrington, Clerk 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. James D. MacKenzie as pastor of the Olivia Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:15 P.M., on January 10, 1965. The 
following were present: Ministers: D. H. Dulin, Dan Norman, Dick 
Hayes. Ruling Elders: T. N. Holmes, Edgar Cameron, Thurman 
Warwick. The meeting was opened with prayer. T. N. Holmes was 
elected chairman and Thurman Warwick clerk. The commission 
then met with the congregation of the church. T. N. Holmes pre- 
sided and propounded the constitutional questions. D. H. Dulin 
preached the sermon. Dan Norman charged the minister. Dick 
Hayes charged the congregation. Rev. James D. MacKenzie was 
declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Olivia Church 
according to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded 
with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes 
of the commission were adopted and the commission was adjourned 
with prayer. 

Thos. N. Holmes, Chairman 
J. Thurman Warwick, Clerk 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. as pastor of the Raeford Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:00 P.M., on Sunday, October 18, 1964. 
The following were present: Ministers: Dr. Cheves K. Ligon, Dr. 
Preston O. Sartelle, Rev. A. A. Myers, Jr., Rev. George D. Alexan- 
der, Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. Ruling Elders: Mr. Wm. P. Saunders, 
Mr. Eugene W. McCall, Dr. Marcus R. Smith. The meeting was 
opened with prayer. Dr. Cheves K. Ligon was elected chairman and 
Dr. Marcus R. Smith clerk. The commission then met with the 
congregation of the church. Dr. Cheves K. Ligon presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. A. A. Myers gave the 
prayer of installation. Dr. Preston O. Sartelle preached the sermon. 
Rev. George D. Alexander charged the minister. Dr. Marcus R. 
Smith charged the congregation. Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. was 
declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Raeford Pres- 
byterian Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service 
was concluded with the benediction by the newy installed minister. 
The minutes of the commission were adopted and the commission 
was adjourned with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon, Chairman 
Marcus R. Smith, Clerk 



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The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. W. B. McSwain as pastor of the Providence and Berea Pres- 
byterian Churches met at the church at 7:15 P.M., on October 18, 
1964. The following were present: Ministers: Rev. C. W. Kimbrough, 
Rev. Robert F. Park, Rev. D. H. Dulin. Ruling Elders: J. W. Bare- 
foot, Elbert Stephenson. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. 
C. W. Kimbrough was elected chairman and W. J. Barefoot clerk. 
The commission then met with the congregation of the church. Rev. 
C. W. Kimbrough presided and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Rev. Robert F. Park preached the sermon. Rev. D. H. Dulin 
charged the minister. Elder J. W. Barefoot charged the congrega- 
tion. Rev. W. B. McSwain was declared duly elected and installed 
as pastor of the Providence and Berea Churches according to the 
Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benedic- 
tion by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the commission 
were adopted and the commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Rev. C. W. Kimbrough, Chairman 
J. W. Barefoot, Clerk 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Buriss M. Bender as pastor of the Grove Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 7:15 P.M., on Sunday, October 1, 1964. The 
following were present: Ministers: Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, Jr., Rev. 
Rufus Cromartie, Rev. Frank Davison. Ruling Elders: W. Guyton 
Smith, Neil Baker, Wallace Core. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. Rev. Leslie C. Tucker was elected chairman and W. Guyton 
Smith clerk. The commission then met with the congregation of 
the church. Rev. Leslie C. Tucker, Jr. presided and propounded the 
constitutional questions. The Rev. Rufus Cromartie preached the ser- 
mon. Rev. Frank Davison charged the minister. Ruling Elder W. 
Guyton Smith charged the congregation. Rev. Buriss M. Bender 
was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Grove 
Presbyterian Church according to the Book of Church Order. The 
service was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed 
minister. The minutes of the commission were adopted and the 
commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Leslie C. Tucker, Jr., Chairman 
W. Guyton Smith, Clerk 

Rev. B. E. Dotson gave the report on Installations which was 
approved and is as follows: 

To install Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen at the Highland Presby- 
terian Church on Feb. 7, 1965 at 11:00 A.M. 

Rev. C. K. Ligon to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions; Rev. J. V. C. Summerell to read scripture and make 
prayer of installation; Rev. James Appleby to charge the pastor. 

Rev. Sam Hope of Orange Presbytery be invited to preach the 
sermon; Elder Lamont Brown to charge the congregation and Elders 
Lawrence Barrett and Howard Clark. 



86 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

To install Rev. Fred H. Currie at the Jackson Springs Church 
on February 7, 1965 at 7:30 P.M., Rev. C. K. Ligon to preside; 
Rev. J. V. C. Summerell to preach the sermon; Rev. George R. 
Cheney to charge the pastor; Rev. A. L. McDuffie be invited to offer 
the installation prayer; Elder Clyde Auman to read the scripture; 
Elder Harris Blake to lead the call to worship and lead in prayer; 
Elder Peter Cromartie to charge the congregation. 

To install Rev. R. P. Hayes at the First Presbyterian Church of 
Spring Lake on February 28, 1965 at 7:30 P.M., Rev. C. K. Ligon to 
preside; Rev. Leighton McKeithen to charge the minister; Rev. 
J. V. C. Summerell to preach the sermon; Elder Jack Sticht to 
charge the congregation, with Elder David Langley. 

SALARY INCREASES : Rev. Julian Lake, chairman of 
the Commission on the Minister and his Work, presented 
the following" increases in pastors' salaries which were ap- 
proved: Antioch, expense allowance from $900.00 to 
$1,150.00; Bensalem, salary from $3,600.00 to $4,200.00, 
expenses from $800.00 to $1,000.00; Bethel, expenses from 
$600.00 to $700.00; Bethesda, salary from $5,700.00 to 
$6,000.00 ; Big Rockfish, expenses from $500.00 to $620.00 ; 
Bluff, salary from $4,460.00 to $4,600.00 ; Brownson Memo- 
rial, expenses from $1,200.00 to $1,800.00; Carthage, car 
allowance increased $300.00; Centre, salary from $3,61)0.00 
to $3,900.00; Cypress, expenses from $350.00 to $500.00; 
Fairmont, salary from $4,500.00 to $5,000.00, expenses 
from $1,000.00 to $1,500.00; Highland, salary from 
$9,000.00 to $9,700.00, expenses from $1,300.00 to $800.00; 
Laurinburg, salary $8,500.00 to $9,350.00; Lfllington, ex- 
penses from $800.00 to $1,000.00; Lumberton, salary from 
$8,000.00 to $8,600.00; McPherson, salary from $4,800.00 
to $5,100.00; Middleton Heights, salary from $2,280.00 to 
$2,100.00, expenses from $120.00 to $600.00; Midway, ex- 
penses from $500.00 to $800.00; Montpelier, expenses from 
$1,000.00 to $1,150.00; Red Springs, salary from $6,600.00 
to $7,000.00 ; Sherwood, expenses from $500.00 to $612.00 ; 
Vaughn Memorial, salarv from $4,600.00 to $5,000.00; 
West End, salary from $4,500.00 to $4,800.00; Church of 
the Covenant, salary from $4,200.00 to $4,300.00, profes- 
sional expenses from $1,000.00 to $1,100.00. 

RESOLUTIONS: Rev. Billy Herring presented the re- 
port of the Committee on Resolutions which was adopted 
by a rising vote and is as follows: Be it resolved that 
Fayetteville Presbytery express its appreciation to the ses- 



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sion of the Lillington Presbyterian Church for its kind 
invitation to act as host church for the 346th Stated Meet- 
ing of Fayetteville Presbytery. We wish to thank the 
women of the church who prepared an excellent meal and 
served it with great efficiency. Dr. David McLean is to be 
commended for his timely and inspiring address. The Pres- 
bytery was delighted and encouraged by the progress being 
made within the women's work and Presbytery wishes to 
express its gratitude to Mrs. Myrton Stewart for her 
Annual Report. 

NEXT MEETING: The place of the next Stated Meet- 
ing of Fayetteville Presbytery will be in the Vaughn 
Memorial Church in Fayetteville, and the time to be a 
Sunday afternoon and evening late in June. 

The committee to visit the Arrowoods was composed of 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte, Rev. F. M. Scarlett, Jr., Rev. C. K. 
Ligon, Rev. W. A. Brown. 

Motion prevailed that ministers be simply designated 
by Rev. and elders by Mr. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The minutes were read, 
corrected and approved. Presbytery adjourned to meet at 
the Vaughn Memorial Presbyterian Church. 

Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 
W. A. Brown, Moderator 

Cheves K. Ligon, Acting Stated Clerk 



88 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE, PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-SEVENTH 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayettevlle, N. C, June 13, 1965 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its three hundred and 
forty-seventh Stated Meeting at the Vaughn Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C, on June 13, 1965 
at 3:00 P.M. The meeting was called to order by the mod- 
erator, Rev. W. A. Brown. After the singing of a hymn, 
Presbytery was led in prayer by the moderator. 

Memorial: Rev. Dawes Graybeal read a memorial for 
Rev. H. A. McBath, which is as follows: 

A Memorial For 
The Reverend Mr. Harvey Alexander McBath 

Harvey Alexander McBath was born in Washington, District 
of Columbia, December 8, 1887, the son of Andrew M. and Isabella 
Walker McBath. His father was an elder in the New York Avenue 
Presbyterian Church and served for several years as Sunday School 
superintendent in that church. Harvey Alexander McBath was edu- 
cated in the public schools of the city of Washington and was ad- 
mitted, upon passing an entrance examination, to the University 
of Tennessee after only two years of high school work. After Mr. 
McBath had spent only one year at the University of Tennessee, 
his father's failing health forced him to return to Washington and 
take a position in the Civil Service of the Federal Government. 
Soon after taking the position, he accepted an appointment in the 
Philippine Islands. Upon arrival at his headquarters in the town 
of Zanboango, he took up his duties as a court reporter, having 
learned of these duties only five days before when he arrived in 
Manila. He purchased a small book on court reporting and studied 
it on the five day trip between the two towns. This was his only 
real preparation; yet he herd the position from 1910 until his return 
to the United States in 1913. This experience is only one of many 
which could be given to exemplify his keen mind and his determi- 
nation to get a work done. 

December 14, 1912 Miss Kate Luttrell of Knoxville, Tennessee 
became the bride of Harvey Alexander McBath in a ceremony in 
the Philippines where Miss Luttrell had traveled for the marriage. 
In the summer of 1913 they returned to the United States and set- 
tled in Johnson City, Tennessee where Mr. McBath was employed 
by a railway company, and where he had planned to live perma- 
nently. However, having felt the call of the Lord, the McBaths gave 
up their comfortable home in Johnson City and moved to Micaville, 
North Carolina, where Mr. McBath served four small rural churches 



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as a lay missionary under the direction of the Presbyterian Church 
in Johnson City and Holston Presbytery. Although Mr. McBath, an 
elder, had not planned to preach, he answered in the affirmative 
when the mountain people asked him if they were to have church 
services, thus meeting a need laid on him by the Lord. From these 
beginnings Harvey Alexander McBath was drawn by the Holy Spirit 
into the ministry of the word and sacraments. He was ordained 
under the extra-ordinary provision of the Book of Church Order by 
the Presbytery of Holston June 14, 1925. He continued to serve the 
Micaville field for a few years. Several young men answered the 
call to the Christian ministry because of Mr. McBath's leadership 
and Christian spirit. 

In 1931, Mr. McBath enrolled in Union Theological Seminary 
in Richmond, Virginia, taking every course possible for him to take 
during his year in residence. It was during this year that Mr. Mc- 
Bath, being older than most of the students there, became known 
as "Pop" McBath, a name by which all of his devoted friends there- 
after affectionately knew him. During the year at the seminary he 
supplied the Milden, Campbell Memorial, and Wesley Churches in 
East Hanover Presbytery. After the seminary he accepted a call to 
these churches and served there until June 30, 1944. 

July 1, 1944 Harvey Alexander McBath came to the Bensalem 
and Eagle Springs Churches in Fayetteville Presbytery as pastor. 
He held this pastorate until his retirement January 1, 1957. During 
his pastorate seventy-six united with Bensalem Church. Eagle 
Springs Church added twenty- three to its rolls. Many of the com- 
munity's leading citizens were united in marriage by Pop McBath. 
Although he was approaching retirement age, he was most active 
with the youth of the churches, and the manse was open always to 
young people. His work as preacher and pastor will cause him to 
be remembered in the Eagle Springs community as a shepherd sent 
from God. 

He served on several committees of the Presbytery. Some of his 
most rewarding work was done in summer camps and conferences 
for the youth of the Presbytery in the days before Camp Monroe. 

When he retired in 1957, he was encouraged by his friends to 
retire within the community and to continue living there. This he 
did reluctantly, knowing that the site of his retirement home would 
be next door to the Bensalem manse. Yet, he was a most valuable 
asset to the pastors who followed him. To the writer of this paper 
he was a beloved spiritual father whose wisdom and love cannot be 
estimated in human terms. To pastors and congregations through- 
out the area he will be remembered in his retirement as one who 
was willing and certainly most able to supply pulpits. To Bensalem 
and Eagle Springs Churches he will be remembered in his retire- 
ment as a devoted teacher of men's and women's Bible classes and 
as a kind counselor in all matters of the Christian life. 

Many will remember "Pop" McBath for the activities — other 
than churches work — which kept him occupied during his latter 
years. He was an avid reader, well informed, and he could converse 



90 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

on almost any subject. He loved classical music and on many occa- 
sions treated those who called to the sound of stereophonic record- 
ings of his fine collection. His most vigorously pursued activity, how- 
ever, was his growing of hybrid day-lilies. He had several hundred 
growing around his home, many beautiful varieties of which he had 
himself bred and developed. 

Harvey Alexander McBath died March 31, 1965. He is survived 
by his widow, Mrs. Kate Luttrell McBath. He was the father of 
two daughters who also survive: Mrs. Katherine Louise McBath 
Allen of Candor, North Carolina; and Mrs. Mary Jane McBath 
Crockett of Wytheville, Virginia. He was also the father of one son, 
the Reverend Mr. Robert Luttrell McBath, presently the pastor of 
East Point Presbyterian Church in Atlanta Presbytery. One sister, 
Miss Lila McBath of Atlanta, Georgia, also survives. The ashes of 
"Pop" McBath are buried in Bensalem Cemetery in ground over 
which stood the old pulpit where he preached the word and admin- 
istered the sacraments for more than twelve years. All of us who 
knew him in any capacity feel a keen sense of loss because he is 
no longer in the flesh among us. All of us can surely say, as Paul 
wrote to the Philippians: "I thank my God in all my remembrance 
of you . . . thankful for your partnership in the gospel from the first 
day until now." ( Philippians 1:3,5) 

Respectfully submitted, 

Dawes B. Graybeal 

The Memorial prayer was led by Rev. R. F. Sloop. 

PRAYER FOR THE SICK: Rev. Robert 0. Freeman 
led the Presbytery in prayer for Mrs. Robert G. Hall and 
Rev. Robert A. Massey who are in the hospital. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were en- 
rolled : 

C. S. Albright, George Alexander, James Appleby, R. S. Arro- 
wood, Vance Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, Woodson Booth, W. A. 
Brown, Vernon S. Broyles III, Stedman Bryan, G. R. Cheney, 
Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., Rufus A. Cromartie, Fred H. Currie, J. Ray 
Dickens, B. E. Dotson, D. H. Dulin, Eugene C. Ensley, Ben Fer- 
guson, W. K. Fitch, Jr., R. O. Freeman, H. W. Gilkeson, William 
N. Gordon, Dawes Graybeal, James N. Grubb, David Gullett, Billy 
H. Herring, S. L. Hiebert, Charles J. Hollingsworth, C. Rees Jen- 
kins, C. W. Kimbrough, Julian Lake, Louis C. LaMotte, C. K. 
Ligon, Robert L. Mabson, James B. MacLeod, Wm. E. Massey, Jr., 
Leighton McKefthen, A. A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Dan E. Nor- 
man, Owen Norment, Richard Park, Larry Parker, Robert H. Poole, 
R. L. Prince, Frank Scarlett, B. O. Shannon, Grant M. Sharp, R. F. 
Sloop, Strad Snively, Millard Stephens, J. V. C. Summerell, Roy 
Taylor, A. C. Trivette, Robert M. Urie, A. N. Wells, Frank C. 
Wilkinson. 



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The following churches were enrolled with their respective 
elders: Antioch, Doug McLeod; Ashworth, T. E. Garner; Bensalem, 
Carl Monroe; Benson, Hunter J. Woodall; Bethel, Lee Maxwell; 
Bethesda, B. W. Wicks; Big Rockfish, Guy O. Loftis; Bluff, Billy F. 
Hair; Bonnie Doone, James W. Herring; Brownson Memorial, Wal- 
ter E. Blue; Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd; Cameron, Hayes Harbour; 
Cape Fear, Bruce Johnson; Cedar Rock, C. T. Thomas, Jr.; Centre, 
Ben A. White; Church in the Pines, H. E. Cross; Church of the 
Covenant, G. L. McNeill; Comfort, Frank L. Sessoms; Community, 
E. J. Harsell; Culdee, R. W. Blue; Cypress, Caynell Cameron; Dunn 
First, Guyton Smith; Ebenezer, W. K. Ennis; Elise, Arnold Swin- 
dell; Ephesus, Lewis Holder; Erwin, Carl A. Matthews; Eureka, 
T. H. Lingerfeldt; Fairmont, C. E. Mallard; Fayetteville First, J. 
Harvey Oliver, Jr.: Flat Branch, Edwin Bain; Friendship, A. W. 
Jolly; Galatia, Duncan B. Harris; Godwin, Robert W. Weeks; High- 
land, Charles M. Speegle; Jackson Springs, Oscar Richardson, Jr.; 
Lakeview, Thomas Deese; Laurel Hill, H. C. Newton; Laurinburg, 

C. S. McArthur; Lillington, Connie E. Bass; Lumberton, S. Preston 
Douglas; Manly, Daniel B. West; Maxton, Robert Woods; McMillan, 
Harry S. McMillan; McPherson, M. M. Clark; Midway, Alex McGill; 
Montpelier, A. C. Mclnnis; Palestine, James W. McPhail; Parkton, 

D. S. Currie; Peace, A. Irving Maynard; Pembroke, W. N. Car- 
mical, Jr.; Philadelphus, Harold Thrower; Priest Hill, Irvin L. 
Priest; Raeford, J. K. McNeill, Jr.; Red Springs, Neil P. Clinton; 
Riverside, Ralph Wade; Rowland, H. M. Watson; Sardis, W. E. 
Giles; Sherwood, Harold Matthews; Shiloh, A. P. Seaford; Smyrna, 
Archie L. Mclntyre; St. Pauls, M. B. McMillan; Sunnyside, Lonnie 
Owen; Summerville, J. H. Atkins; Trinity, Herbert H. Harris; 
Union, Jesse Briggs; Unity, Worth Thornton; Vass, H. D. Jackson; 
Vaughn Memorial, Joe Mosheim; Village, Durant O. Cooper; West 
End, Wm. C. Jackson; Westminster, Claude L. Darling II. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: Robert G. Hall, Jack M. 
White, Robert K. Gustafson, H. Dewey Herring, Frank M. 
Scarlett, Jr., Robert A. Massey, Richard Hayes. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. C. S. Albright was elected mod- 
erator and Elders Tom Garner and Daniel B. West were 
elected temporary clerks. 

WELCOME: Rev. George Alexander extended a cordial 
welcome to the Presbytery and made announcements. 

PROGRAM: Rev. W. A. Brown presented the docket of 
Presbytery. After being amended, it was adopted as the 
Program of Presbytery. 

COMMUNICATION: The stated clerk presented com- 
munications which were referred to the proper commit- 
tees. 



92 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE : The moderator appoint- 
ed the Standing Committee on Resolutions as follows: Rev. 
Robert Urie, Elders M. M. Clark, Arnold Swindell. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. A. N. Wells pre- 
sented the report of Presbytery's Council. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations 
were adopted: 

1. That the World Mission Committee be authorized to plan a 
Caravan for 14 youth to the Mexican Mission field in 1966, and be 
given permission to ask churches and individuals to contribute to- 
ward the expenses of delegates — $300.00 each. 

2. That the Christian Relations Committee be activated and 
strengthened to the point of guiding the Presbytery to a more vig- 
orous program in the area of Christian relations. 

3. To approve the plan of the Stewardship Committee to pre- 
sent the 1966 budget at the Fall Meeting, and to accept the askings 
of the General Assembly and Synod for Fayetteville Presbytery. 

4. That every church plan now to send its quota to the Ste- 
wardship Workshop being planned for September. 

5. That churches begin now to use the Audio-Visual aids in 
Stewardship for programs in departmental meetings. Presbytery's 
Office has: "The Spenders," a 20-minute film, and two filmstrips for 
help both to canvassers and church members. Reservations can be 
made through Presbytery's Office, Box 3352, Fayetteville, N. C. 

6. That Dr. James A. Jones be invited to address Presbytery 
at the fall meeting of Presbytery, 11:00 A.M. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. N. Wells, Chairman 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. W. N. Gordon pre- 
sented the report on Christian Education. The report with 
its recommendations was adopted and is an follows: 

REPORT OF CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The Christian Education Committee submits the following re- 
port to the Presbytery: 

CHILDREN'S WORK: 
Information 

The Children's Work sub-committee has been involved in pro- 
viding training opportunities for consultants in Children's work, in 
Vacation Church School and Summer Program. As a result, the 
committee is preparing to offer specific guidance to churches in 
areas of resources, Church School materials available, and specific 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 93 

assistance in how to use these materials. Also, it is preparing to 
offer specific guidance to pastors, Church School officers, and other 
persons responsible for Christian Education within the local church 
what is available in the way of materials both in the area of sys- 
tematic study and enrichment materials. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

That the churches of the Presbytery take advantage of the as- 
sistance offered by the Children's Work committee through the 
Consultant Service Program as the churches plan their work 
with children. 

YOUTH DIVISION: 

Information 

Two Conclaves were held this spring for 7th and 8th grade 
students, one in the Vaughn Memorial Church of Fayetteville on 
March 21, and one in the Montpelier Church of Wagram on April 4. 
Approximately 280 students attended. 

Two Conclaves are planned for the fall. One will be held on 
September 18, at Camp Monroe; another on September 25, at the 
Flat Branch Church. 

In the older youth division, the Spring Rally was held March 
28 at the Raeford Church. A highlight of the meeting was the elec- 
tion of 16 youth members to the Youth Committee of the Christian 
Education Committee. The Spring Retreat was held May 7-8 at 
Camp Monroe. Plans were made for the Senior High Conference 
June 6-12. Please note this change in dates from the ones given in 
the last report to the Presbytery by this committee. 

A Summer Retreat for the Youth sub-committee has been plan- 
ned for July 7-11. The place will be announced later. 

ADULT EDUCATION: 

Information 

Plans for 1966 Leadership Schools have begun. Three area 
schools will be held: 

District 1, 2, 8: Place and dates to be announced. 

Districts 3, 4, 5: February 13-16, 1966, Red Springs Church. 

District 6, 7: Place and dates to be announced. 

Previews for Covenant Life Curriculum materials to be used 
this fall will be held as follows: 

September 9—7:30 P.M., at the Lillington Church. 

September 12—2:30 P.M., at the Highland Church, Fayette- 
ville. 

September 16—7:30 P.M., at the Lumberton Church. 

September 19—2:30 P.M., at the Bethesda Church, Aberdeen. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. Feeling that it is not the duty of Presbytery to use benev- 
olent funds to finance leadership training of local church leaders, 
but that this is the responsibility of local churches, the Christian 
Education Committee requests Presbytery for permission to request 
each church to contribute 10 cents per member to defray the cost 
of Area Leadership Schools. 



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2. That a total of not more than $325.00 be provided each 
Leadership School for honoraria, the amount received by any one 
teacher not to exceed $40.00. Further, it is recommended that each 
individual school is to submit a budget covering an estimate of pub- 
licity, travel and living expenses of faculty, and entertainment to 
the chairman of the Adult Education sub-committee before Septem- 
ber 1, 1965. 

PRESBYTERIAN GUIDANCE PROGRAM: 

Information: 

This committee would like to stress to the churches of the 
Presbytery the necessity of proper preparation in the local church 
of those young people who are interested in taking advantage of 
the Presbyterian Guidance Program and who need the guidance it 
can offer. Also, it is vitally important that, once an appointment is 
made for a group at the Guidance Center, the appointments be 
kept. 

HOME AND FAMILY NURTURE: 

Information: 

This new sub-committee has met several times to get the 
groundwork laid in offering specific guidance in the Home and 
Family Nurture program. A member of this committee will attend 
the Christian Education Conference in Montreat the latter part of 
June. 

CAMPING: 

Information: 

Information concerning the summer camping program with 
dates and directors of camps and conferences has been mailed to 
each church. 

A week of training for summer camp personnel, both perma- 
nent and volunteer, is scheduled to be held May 30-June 5, led by 

Miss Sara McNeill of the Assembly's Office on Camps and Confer- 
ences, and the Rev. Paul Hanks, Superintendent of the Camp. 
RECOMMENDATION : 

The Board of Trustees of Camp Monroe and the Christian Edu- 
cation Committee jointly recommend that the present Camping 
sub-committee and the Board of Trustees be united into one com- 
mittee known as the Camp and Conference Committee, a sub- 
committee of the Christian Education Committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 
William N. Gordon, Chairman 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. Howard Qilkeson pre- 
sented the report on Church Extension. The report with its 
recommendations was adopted: 



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REPORT OF CHURCH EXTENSION 

Organization of the Committee is as follows — Chairman appears 
first: 

HOME MISSIONS: Dewey Herring, Lewis Holder, J. K. Mc- 
Neill, T. C. McKnight, H. F. Bost, R. A. McPhail, B. F. Ferguson, 
W. E. Blue, G. W. Shaw. 

EVANGELISM: Stedman Bryan, Mack Holder, Hoover Bear, 
R. D. McMillan, Jr.; Myres Tilghman, E. C. Womble. 

RADIO AND TV: Rufus Cromartie, E. H. McKinnon, W. B. 
McSwain. 

SPECIAL GIFTS: R. A. McPhail, G. W. Shaw, R. D. McMil- 
lan, Jr. 

BUILDING CONSULTANT: Howard Clark. 

The committee has received copies of the Assembly's "A Call 
to Repentance and Expectancy," and expects to concur with the 
request that this be given full consideration at the January, 1966, 
meeting of Presbytery. 

The committee has established the following contact arrange- 
ment plan between members of the committee and aid-receiving 
churches : 

G. W. Shaw — Bonnie Doone and Trinity 
Stedman Bryan — Cedar Rock and Ephesus 
R. A. McPhail— Benson and Unity 

B. F. Ferguson — Hope Mills and Philippi 

C. K. Ligon — Sardis and Palestine 
Dewey Herring — Westminster 

H. W. Gilkeson— College Heights 

W. E. Blue— Cameron Hill, Cypress, Manly 

The committee is making a study of a possible Group Fire and 
Theft Insurance Plan for aid-receiving churches, in which other 
churches can enter upon request. It is thought that this might re- 
duce costs. 

The committee has authorized the following grants, contingent 
upon receipts of contributions: 

Benson Church — $100.00 per month through 1965 for a manse. 

Priest Hill — $100.00 per month through 1965 for a new church 
building. 

Dundarrach Chapel — $100.00 per month for four months, for 
underpinning. 

Olivia Church — A Barnabas call for a manse. 

Benson — A Barnabas call in October for a manse. 

The committee, knowing the need for beginning new work in 
populated areas is attempting to raise funds for new property 
through the Special Gifts sub-committee. 



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RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the churches begin now to study and apply "A CALL 
TO REPENTANCE AND EXPECTANCY." 

2. That the trustees of Presbytery be authorized to sell a 
piece of property (wooded lot) about four miles from Benson, with 
the proceeds to be applied to the purchase or construction of a 
manse for Benson Church; and that the officers of Benson Church 
act as agents. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Howard W. Gilkeson, Chairman 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. B. E. 
Dotson made the report on Assembly's and Synod's Agen- 
cies. The report was received and the following recommen- 
dation was adopted : 

That sessions examine the church's giving to benevolence to see 
that all budgeted causes receive something. 

ADDRESS BY MR. APPLEBY: Rev. James Appleby 
addressed Presbytery on the need for more ordained min- 
isters and the Capital Funds Campaign for Union Theolog- 
ical Seminary in Virginia. 

NOMINATIONS: The report on Nominations was pre- 
sented by Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie in the absence of Rev. 
Louis C. LaMotte. It was adopted and is as follows: 

1. That Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Jr., replace Rev. W. S. Golden, 
Class 1966. PRESBYTERY'S MANUAL. That Mr. McKeithen be 
named Chairman. 

2. That Rev. R. O. Freeman, as a member of Synod's Campus 
Christian Life Committee, be added as an ex-officio member of 
HIGHER EDUCATION, until his term on Campus Christian Life 
Committee ends. 

3. That Rev. Eugene Ensley replace Rev. Frank Davison on 
PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY, Class 1966. 

4. That Mrs. Robert Burns, Maxton, replace John Purdie on 
MINISTERS' SALARIES, Class 1967. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman 

AMENDMENT TO MANUAL: The following motion 
was referred to the Committee on Manual, "That hereafter 
it require a 2/3 vote of Presbytery in two successive meet- 
ings for amendments to be made to the manual; that 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 97 

amendments are to be presented in writing to the mod- 
erator prior to the first vote on the amendment." 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS: The following reports 
of commissions were committed to record: 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen as pastor of the Highland Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at Highland, 10:45 A.M., on February 7, 
1965. The following were present: Ministers: J. V. C. Summerell, 
James Appleby, Cheves K. Ligon, Samuel Hope (by special invita- 
tion). Ruling Elders: Lawrence Barrett, Howard Clark, Lamont 
Brown. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. Cheves K. Ligon 
was elected chairman and Howard Clark clerk. The commission then 
met with the congregation of the church. Cheves K. Ligon presided 
and propounded the constitutional questions. Samuel Hope preached 
the sermon. James Appleby charged the minister. Mr. Lamont Brown 
charged the congregation. Rev. Leighton McKeithen was declared 
duly elected and installed as pastor of the Highland Church accord- 
ing to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with 
the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
commission were adopted and the commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

Howard Clark, Clerk 

MINUTES OF THE COMMISSION TO INSTALL 

FRED H. CURRIE AS PASTOR OF 

THE JACKSON SPRINGS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

JACKSON SPRINGS, NORTH CAROLINA 

FEBRUARY 7, 1965 

The commission, according to appointment of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery, met at the Jackson Springs Presbyterian Church, Jackson 
Springs, North Carolina on Sunday, February 7, 1965, at 7:15 P.M. 
Ministers Cheves Ligon, J. V. C. Summerell, George Cheney, Ruling 
Elders Harris Blake and Peter Cromartie were present. Ruling Elder 
Clyde Auman was absent. Rev. A. L. McDuffie, H. R., was present 
at invitation of Presbytery. A quorum was declared present. The 
commission was opened with prayer by Rev. Cheves Ligon, mod- 
erator by appointment of Presbytery. Elder Harris Blake was elected 
clerk. 

The commission recessed to the Sanctuary of the Jackson 
Springs Presbyterian Church where Rev. Ligon led the congrega- 
tion in a service of worship. Rev. Summerell preached from Gala- 
tians 1:1-12, after which Rev. Ligon proposed to Constitutional 
Questions to both the minister and the congregation. These being 
answered in the affirmative, Rev. McDuffie led in prayer, and Rev. 
Currie was declared installed as pastor of the Jackson Springs Pres- 
byterian Church, agreeably to the Word of God and the Book of 
Church Order. The charge to the pastor was delivered by Rev. 
Cheney and to the congregation by Elder Cromartie. The service 



98 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the newly-in- 
stalled pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came forward 
and gave him "their right hand in token of cordial reception and 
affectionate regard." 

The minutes were read and approved, and the commission closed 
with prayer by Rev. Ligon. 

CANDIDATE COMMITTEE: The report of the Candi- 
date Committee was presented by the chairman, Rev. Claire 
S. Albright. Candidates Larry Parker and Richard Parks 
were introduced and received as transfer candidates from 
Central Mississippi and Norfolk Presbyteries, respectively. 
They were enrolled as candidates under the care of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery. 

The candidates having complied with the requirements 
of the Book of Church Order and Presbytery's Manual, 
their examinations were sustained as satisfactory. The ex- 
cellent statement of faith of each candidate was directed 
to be printed, which was done in the synopsis of the 
minutes. 

Candidate Larry Parker delivered his sermon as a part 
of trial. 

RECESS 

Presbytery took recess after being led in prayer and thanks- 
giving by Rev. J. V. C. Summerell. 

Presbytery reconvened at 7:00 P.M. and after the singing of a 
hymn was led in prayer by the moderator. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Rev. Vernon S. Broyles III 
was elected moderator-nominee for the fall meeting. 

SERMON BY CANDIDATE: Presbytery next heard a 
sermon by Candidate Richard Park. The sermons by the 
candidates were approved and sustained as satisfactory 
parts of trial. The examinations as a whole were sustained. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery was led in the 
communion service by Rev. George Alexander and Rev. 
Charles J. Hollingsworth, assisted by the elders of the 
Vaughn Memorial Church. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 99 

CANDIDATE RECEIVED: Rev. Claire S. Albright, 
chairman of the Committee on Candidates, presented Rob- 
ert P. Crumpler, a member of the First Presbyterian 
Church of Fayetteville as a candidate for the ministry. 
Having been examined according to the Book of Church 
Order, Mr. Crumpler was enrolled as a candidate for the 
Gospel Ministry under the care of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
Rev. Julian Lake presented the report of the Commission 
on the Minister and his Work. The report was adopted and 
is as follows: 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE 
MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Dr. Julian Lake, Chairman 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery, the commission 
has taken the following actions: 

1. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Lloyd Kay 
and the Benson and Unity Churches. 

2. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Frank 
Davison and the Erwin and Riverside Churches, and granted 
Mr. Davison a letter of dismissal to Orange Presbytery where 
he will serve the East Burlington, N. C, Presbyterian Church. 

3. Approved the call of the Trinity Church to the Rev. Grant M. 
Sharp. 

4. Approved the call of the Philadelphus Church to the Rev. James 
McLeod to serve one year as stated supply, January to January. 

5. Approved the calls of the Sardis and Palestine Churches to the 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood to serve one year as stated supply, May to 
May. 

6. Approved the calls of the Benson and Unity Churches to the 
candidate Larry Parker, and RECOMMENDS that he be exam- 
ined for ordination. 

7. Approved the call of the Dunn Church to the Rev. Eugene 
Ensley, and RECOMMENDS that he be examined for the pur- 
pose of being received as a member of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

8. Conferred at length with the pastoral committees of all pastor- 
less churches. 



100 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 

9. Approved the request of the Church Extension Committee that 
the terms of the call to the Rev. Robert O. Freeman be changed 
to include an annual increase of $240. His total from West- 
minster Church, $3,840; from Church Extension, $2,100. THE 

COMMISSION RECOMMENDS that Presbytery approve this 
action. 

10. Approved the call of the Cedar Rock Church to the Rev. J. Ray 
Dickens. 

11. Approved the call of the Summerville Church to Rev. Robert 
Mabson to serve as stated supply, six months. 

12. Approved the call of the Elise Church to Mr. Richard Park, 
candidate, and RECOMMENDS that he be examined for ordi- 
nation. 

13. Approved the call of the Flat Branch Church to Rev. Roy D. 
Taylor. 

14. Recommends that action on the divestment from the ministry 
of Rev. Lloyd Kay be put off until the Fall Meeting of Presby- 
tery. 

RECEPTION: Rev. Eugene Ensley was received by 
transfer from the Presbytery of Hanover, and having been 
examined according to the Book of Church Order, was en- 
rolled as a member of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

CALLS ACCEPTED: 

The call of the Dunn Church for the pastoral services of Rev. 
Eugene C. Ensley, promising a salary of $6,900.00 per year, lVz% 
to M.A.F., moving expenses, manse, traveling expense $1,400.00, 
professional expenses $300.00, one month leave, was placed in Mr. 
Ensley's hands and accepted by him. 

The call of the Trinity Church for Rev. Grant M. Sharp, prom- 
ising a salary of $5,400.00 per year, 7V 2 % to M.A.F., manse, $460.00 
utilities, $800.00 car expense, $150 Group insurance, one month's 
leave, moving expense. This call was placed in the hands of Mr. 
Sharp and accepted by him. 

The call of the Flat Branch Church for the services of Rev. Roy 
D. Taylor, promising a salary of $2,150.00, 7%% to M.A.F., manse 
expense $300.00, professional expense $500.00, Family Group insur- 
ance $210.00. Was placed in Mr. Taylor's hands and accepted by 
him. 

The call of the Cedar Rock Church to Rev. J. Ray Dickens, 
promising a salary of $1,600.00, 7V 2 % to M.A.F., one month's vaca- 
tion, was placed in Mr. Dickens' hands and accepted by him. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 101 

The following calls for the pastoral services of Mr. Larry 
Parker were read and he indicated his willingness to accept them: 
From the Benson Presbyterian Church, promising a salary of 

$2,200.00 per year, !Vz% to M.A.F., professional expense $400.00, 
manse, one-half group insurance, one-half moving expense, one 
month's vacation. 

From Unity, promising $1,520.00 lVi% to M.A.F., professional 
expense $330.00, one-half Assembly Group insurance, one-half mov- 
ing expense, one month's leave. 

The following call was presented to candidate Richard Park and 
he indicated his willingness to accept it: From the Elise Presbyte- 
rian Church for the pastoral services of Mr. Richard Park, promising 
a salary of $6,000.00 per year, lVz% to M.A.F., manse, moving ex- 
pense, Group insurance, one month's vacation. 

The following call of the Church Extension Committee of the 
Synod of North Carolina for the pastoral services of Rev. James 
Grubb for institutinal ministry at Butner, N. C. was placed in Mr. 
Grubb's hands and accepted by him. The call promises a salary of 
$6,000.00 per year, 7V 2 % to M.A.F., hospitalization, $1,200.00 per 
year housing allowance, $600.00 per year car expense, moving ex- 
penses, one month vacation. 

AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION: The fol- 
lowing committee was appointed to consider the proposed 
amendments to the Constitution and report at a later meet- 
ing: Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, chairman, Rev. W. C. 
Neill, Rev. Spencer Hamrick, Ruling Elders Crawford R. 
MacKethan, R. D. McMillan, and Dr. Douglas H. Clark. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: The report on Higher Educa- 
tion was presented by Rev. S. L. Hiebert. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendation 
was adopted: 

That Presbytery adopt the plan of organization for a 
Campus Christian Life Committee in the Laurinburg Area. 

WORSHIP AND WORK: Rev. James Appleby ad- 
dressed the Presbytery on the subject Worship and Work. 

RESOLUTIONS: The report on Resolutions was given 
by Rev. Robert Urie. The report was adopted and is as 
follows : 



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RESOLVED: 

1. That the 347th Stated Meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery 
extend its warmest appreciation and thanks to Vaughn Memorial 

Presbyterian Church for its fine hospitality, especially for its cool 
comfort and delicious evening meal. 

2. That Presbytery express its full appreciation to candidates 
Larry Parker and Richard Park for their refreshing personal testi- 
monies in the faith and for their preaching of the Word. 

3. That Presbytery extend its hearty thanks to Rev. James 
Appleby for honoring us by his presence and his messages to the 
court. 

INSTALLATIONS: Rev. B. E. Dotson presented the 
report on Installations. The report was adopted and is as 
follows : 

To install Rev. Eugene C. Ensley at Dunn on June 27, 1965 at 
11:00 A.M. Rev. James Appleby, Rev. Louis C. LaMotte, Rev. James 
N. Grubb, Elders Guyton Smith, Charles Byrd, Louis West. 

To install Rev. Grant Sharp at Trinity on June 27, 1965 at 11:00 
A.M. Rev. A. N. Wells, Rev. Douglas McArn, Rev. Leslie C. Bul- 
lock, and Elders A. B. Hafer, E. Hervey Evans, Jr., A. B. Carr, New- 
ton Smith, and T. C. McKnight. 



To install Rev. Roy Taylor at Flat Branch on July 4, 1965 at 
7:30 P.M. Rev. Billy Herring, Rev. Stedman Bryan, Rev. Robert 
Park, and Elders R. E. Byrd, Edwin Bain and Craig Smith. 

To install Rev. J. Ray Dickens at Cedar Rock on July 11, 1965 
at 8:00 P.M. Rev. Louis C. LaMotte, Rev. D. H. Dulin, Rev. Roy 
Taylor, Rev. Robert Park, and Elders William Randall, C. T. Thom- 
as, and D. C. Holder. 

To ordain and install candidate Richard Park at Elise on 
June 27, 1965 at 4:00 P.M. Rev. B. E. Dotson, Rev. James Appleby, 
Rev. C. S. Albright, Rev. Joel Whitten of Norfolk Presbytery to be 
invited; Elders Lamont Brown, L. R. McDonald, Clyde Auman, with 
Elder A. R. Trent of Norfolk to be invited.. 

To ordain and install candidate Larry Parker at Benson and 
Unity Churches on July 18, 1965 at 7:30 P.M. Rev. Robert L. Mab- 
son, Rev. James Appleby, Rev. Eugene C. Ensley, Elders Guyton 
Smith, Herbert Johnson and Ralph Wade. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 103 

NEXT MEETING: Presbytery accepted with thanks 
the invitation to hold the Fall Meeting at the Peace Pres- 
byterian Church. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The minutes were read, 
corrected and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned to meet at the 
Peace Presbyterian Church on September 28, 1965 at 9:30 
A.M. 

The meeting was closed with prayer, led by the mod- 
erator. 

Claire S. Albright, Moderator 
Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: Robert S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



104 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-EIGHTH 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C, September 28, 1965 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and 
Forty-Eighth Stated Session at the Peace Presbyterian 
Church, Fayetteville, N. C., on September 28, 1965 at 9:30 
A.M. The moderator, Rev. Claire S. Albright, called the 
meeting to order and led the opening devotional. 

WELCOME : Elder Robert McNeill of the Host Church 
gave a cordial welcome to the Presbytery. 

PROGRAM: Rev. Claire S. Albright presented the 
Docket as the Program of the Presbytery which was ap- 
proved. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were en- 
rolled : 

C. S. Albright, George D. Alexander, W. M. Alexander, James 
Appleby, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, Hoover Bear, Burris M. 
Bender, Woodson P. Booth, W. A. Brown, Vernon S. Broyles III, 
Stedman B. Bryan, Leslie Bullock C. I. Calcote, G. R. Cheney, 
Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., Rufus A. Cromartie, Fred H. Currie, J. Ray 
Dickens, B. E. Dotson, D. H. Dulin, Eugene C. Ensley, Ben F. 
Ferguson, R. O. Freeman, Howard Gilkeson. William N. Gordon, 
Dawes Graybeal, James N. Grubb, David Gullett, Robert G. Hall, 
W. Spencer Hamrick, Paul Hanks, Richard P. Hayes, Billy H. Her- 
ring, Charles J. Hollingsworth, C. Rees Jenkins, Lawrence W. Kess- 
ler, C. W. Kimbrough, L, C. LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, Robert L. 
Mabson, James D. McKenzie, James B. MacLeod, E. Donald Mc- 
Mahan, Leighton B. McKeithen, W. B. McSwain, William E. Massey, 
Jr., David Moylan, A. A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Dan E. Norman, 
Robert F. Park, Larry Parker, Robert H. Poole, R. L. Prince, F. M. 
Scarlett, Jr., Grant M. Sharp, B. O. Shannon, R. F. Sloop, Allen 
Smyth, S. T. Snively. Millard M. Stephens, J. V. C. Summerell, 
Roy D. Taylor, A. C. Trivette, C. M. Voyles, A. N. Wells, Jack M. 
White, H. L. Willis, Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their re- 
spective representatives : 

Antioch, W. T. Everleigh; Ashpole, W. A. McCormick, Jr.; 
Ashworth, T. E. Garner; Barbecue, T. N. Holmes; Bensalem, Earl 
Lewis; Benson, W. R. Johnson; Berea, Henry BufTkin; Bethesda, J. 
Talbot Johnson; Big Rockfish, Guy O. Loftis; Bluff, Billy T. Hair; 



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Brownson Memorial, Howard N. Butler; Bunnlevel, R. G. B. Shaw; 
Cameron, A. L. Keith; Cameron Hill, Gilbert Brown; Carthage, 
Murd. K. Prevost; Cedar Rock, John Mason; Centre, A. L. Buie; 
Chapel in the Pines, E. W. McCall; Church of the Covenant, Dougald 
S. McCormick; College Height, Rudolph Jones; Community, E. C. 
Swaringen; Cypress, Martin Cameron; Culdee, H. H. McKenzie 
Dundarrah, N. A. Mclnnis; Dunn, E. W. Smith; Ebenezer, Clyde 
Denning; Elise, W. E. Alexander; Ephesus, J. M. Wallace; Erwin, 
R. S. Kelly; Eureka, John M. Blue; Fayetteville First, J. Harvey 
Oliver, Jr.; Flat Branch, C. Craig Smith; Friendship, Harold Bailey; 
Galatia, William M. Harman; Godwin, Thomas S. Baggett; Grove, 
Ernest Tart; Highland, Jos. S. Thompson; Hope Mills, A. L. Bynum; 
Jackson Springs, Harris D. Blake; Laurel Hill, Eli Murray; Leaflet, 
Hubert Cameron; Lillington, R. S. Taylor; Lumberton "First, Dr. 
Douglas H. Clark; Manly, Chester Calloway; Maxton First, J. L. 
Currie; McMillan, Worth Collier; McPherson, John F. McFadyen, 
Jr., Middleton Heights, Henry M. Causey, Jr.; Midway, G. W. Mc- 
Intyre; Montpelier, J. H. Peden; Mt. Pisgah, Jim McFarland; Olivia, 
Alton Harrington; Palestine, W. T. Reaves; Parkton, Henry S. 
Butler, Sr.; Peace, Robert E. McNeill; Pembroke, R. B. Britt; 
Plainview, E. Z. Holland; Priest Hill, Elliot Patterson; Providence, 
J. C. Bailey; Raeford, Neill L. McFadyen; Red Springs First, Neill 
P. Clinton; Rex, H. P. Johnson; Riverside, Ralph Wade; Rowland, 
S. L. Adams; Shiloh, Harry Thornberg; Smyrna, C. A. Bracey; 
Spring Lake, Joel Lambert; St. Pauls, Browne Evans; Summer- 
ville, J. H. Atkins; Sunnyside, H. A. Bulla; Union, A. V. Autry; 
Unity, Willie Austin; Vass, N. N. McLean; Vaughn Memorial, Ernest 
H. Wood; Village, D. O. Cooper; West End, Allan McDonald; 
Westminster, Jim Williams. 

MODERATOR ELECTED: Rev. Vernon S. Broyles III 
was elected moderator. 

TEMPORARY CLERKS: Billy T. Hair and Ernest H. 
Wood were elected temporary clerks. 

EXCUSED FOR NON-ATTENDANCE: The following 
were excused for non-attendance: C. M. Gibbs, Owen L. 
Norment, A. D. Carswell, Julian Lake, W. H. Jarrett, W. S. 
Golden, H. Dewey Herring, Ansley C. Moore, Robert K, 
Gustafson and Kemper Fitch. 

STANDING COMMITTEE APPOINTED: The Moder- 
ator appointed the following Standing Committee on Reso- 
lutions: Rev. Stedman B. Bryan, Elders Gene McCall and 
Eli Murray. 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS TO ORDAIN AND IN- 
STALL: The following reports of Commissions to Ordain 
and Install were admitted to record and are as follows: 



106 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to ordain 
and install Rev. Larry Glenn Parker as pastor of the Benson and 
Unity Presbyterian Churches met at the church at Benson at 7:30 
P.M., on July 18, 1965. The following were present: Ministers: Rob- 
ert L. Mabson, Dr. Julian Lake, Eugene C. Ensley. Ruling Elders: 
Guyton Smith, Mac Hudson, Ralph Wade. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Rev. Robert L. Mabson was elected chairman and 
Elder Ralph Wade clerk. The commission then met with the con- 
gregation of the church. Rev. Robert L. Mabson presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Dr. Julian Lake preached the 
sermon. Rev. Eugene C. Ensley charged the minister. Elder Guyton 
Smith charged the congregation. Rev. Larry Glenn Parker was 
declared duly ordained and installed as pastor of the Benson and 
Unity Churches according to the Book of Church Order. The service 
was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. 
The minutes of the commission were adopted and the commission 
was adjournd with prayer. 

Robert L. Mabson, Chairman 
Ralph Wade, Clerk 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Richard P. Hayes as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, 
Spring Lake, N. C, met at the church at 4:45 P.M., on February 
28, 1965. The following were present: Ministers: J. V. C. Summerell, 
Leighton McKeithen. Ruling Elders: Dave Langley, David Johnson. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. Leighton McKeithen was 
elected chairman and Elder David Langley clerk. The commission 
then met with the congregation of the church. Rev. Leighton Mc- 
Keithen presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. 
J. V. C. Summerell preached the sermon. Rev. Leighten McKeithen 
charged the minister. Elder David Langley charged the congrega- 
tion. Rev. Richard P. Hayes was declared duly elected and installed 
as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church according to the Book 
of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction 
by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the commission 
were adopted and ihe commission was adjourned with prayer. 



The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to ordain 
and install Rev. R. A. Park as pastor of the Elise Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 3:30 P.M. on June 27, 1965. The fol- 
lowing were present: Ministers: Dr. James Appleby, Rev. B. E. 
Dotson, Rev. C. S. Albright. Ruling Elders: Mr. Lamont Brown, 
Mr. Lee R. McDonald. Mr. A. R. Trent, a Ruling Elder of Knox 
Presbyterian Church, Norfolk, Virginia, the father of Mrs. Richard 
Park, was an honorary member of the Ordination and Installation 
Commission. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. B. E. Dot- 
son was elected chairman and L. R. McDonald clerk. The commis- 
sion then met with the congregation of the church. Rev. B. E. 
Dotson presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. 
James Appleby preached the sermon. Rev. C. S. Albright charged 
the minister. Elder Lamont Brown charged the congregation. Rev. 
R. A. Park was declared ordained to the ministry of the Word and 
Sacraments and installed as pastor of the Elise Church according 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 107 

to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the 
benediction by the installed minister. The minutes of the commis- 
sion were adopted and the commission was adjourned with prayer. 

B. E. Dotson, Chairman 
Lee R. McDonald, Clerk 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Ray Dickens as pastor of the Cedar Rock Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 7:45 P.M., on July 11. The following were 
present: Ministers: Rev. Louis C. LaMotte, Rev. D. H. Dulin, Rev. 
Roy Taylor, Rev. Robert Park. Ruling Elders: William Randall, 
Lillington; C. T. Thomas, Cedar Rock; D. C. Holder, Ephesus. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. Louis C. LaMotte was elected 
chairman and Rev. Roy Taylor clerk. The commission then met 
with the congregation of the church. Rev. Louis C. LaMotte pre- 
sided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. D. H. Dulin 
preached the sermon. Rev. Robert Park charged the minister. Ruling 
Elder William Randall charged the congregation. Rev. Ray Dickens 
was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Cedar Rock 
Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service was 
concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The 
minutes of the commission were adopted and the commission was 
adjourned with prayer. 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman 
Roy D. Taylor, Clerk 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Roy D. Taylor as pastor of the Flat Branch Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:30 P.M., on July 4, 1965. The follow- 
ing were present: Ministers: Rev. Billy Herring, Rev. Stedman B. 
Bryan, Rev. Robert Park. Ruling Elders: Edwin Bain, R. E. Byrd, 
V. C. Smith. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. Billy Her- 
ring was elected chairman and R. E. Byrd clerk. The commission 
then met with the congregation of the church. Billy Herring pre- 
sided and propounded the constitutional questions. Stedman Bryan 
preached the sermon. Robert Park charged the minister. R. E. Byrd 
charged the congregation. Rev. Roy D. Taylor was declared duly 
elected and installed as pastor of the Flat Branch Church according 
to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the 
benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
commission were adopted and the commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

Rev. Billy H. Herring, Chairman 
R. E. Byrd, Clerk 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Grant Sharp as pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church met 
at the college at 10:30 A.M. on June 27, 1965. The following were 
present: Ministers: Dr. A. N. Wells, Rev. Edward B. Gross, Rev. A. 
Douglas McArn. Ruling Elders: A. B. Hafer, A. B. Carr, E. Hervey 
Evans, Jr., Newton Smith, D.D.S., T. C. McKnight. The meeting was 
opened with prayer by Dr. McArn. Dr. McArn was elected chair- 



108 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

man and T. C. McKnight clerk. The commission then met with the 
congregation of the church. Rev. A. Douglas McArn presided and 
propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. A. N. Wells preached 
the sermon. A. B. Hafer charged the minister. E. Hervey Evans, Jr. 
charged the congregation. Rev. Grant M. Sharp was declared duly 
elected and installed as pastor of the Trinity Presbyterian Church 
according to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded 
with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes 
of the commission were adopted and the commission was adjourned 
with prayer. 

A. Douglas McArn, Chairman 
T. C. McKnight, Clerk 



The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to in- 
stall Rev. Eugene C. Ensley as pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church, Dunn, N. C, met at the church at 11:00 P.M., on June 27, 
1965. The following were present: Ministers: Dr. James Appleby, 
Dr. Louis LaMotte, Mr. James Grubbs. Ruling Elders: W. Guyton 
Smith, Charles W. Byrd, Louis P. West. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Dr. Louis LaMotte was elected chairman and W. Guy- 
ton Smith clerk. The commission then met with the congregation 
of the church. Dr. Louis LaMotte presided and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. Dr. Appleby preached the sermon. Dr. Louis 
LaMotte charged the minister. The Rev. James Grubbs charged the 
congregation. Rev. Eugene Ensley was declared duly elected and 
installed as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church according to 
the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the 
benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
commission were adopted and the commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

Louis LaMotte, Chairman 
W. G. Smith, Clerk 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. A. N. Wells gave the 
report of Presbytery's Council. The report was received as 
information and the following recommendations were 
adopted : 



RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Presbytery commend the Donaldson Academy Trus- 
tees for their wise management of the estate which made it possible 
for St. Andrews College to receive over $60,000 in the liquidation 
of the assets, and that the Donaldson Academy Trustees no longer 
be listed on Presbytery's General Directory. 

2. That Presbytery invite Mt. Pelier and Amy Chapel Churches 
to join Fayetteville Presbytery, transferring from Georgia-Carolina 
Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 109 

3. That Rev. L. B. McKeithen and Ruling Elder W. B. Bracey 
be elected to the Nominating Committee, Class 1969, and that Mr. 
McKeithen be named chairman. 

4. That the Stated Clerk be sent to the Assembly's Stated 
Clerks' Conference. 

5. That the Candidates' Committee be permitted to seek ways 
and means of establishing a fund to assist Seminary students finan- 
cially during their Seminary training. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. N. Wells, Chairman 

NOMINATIONS : Rev. Louis C. LaMotte gave the report 
on Nominations. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS 

STATED CLERK: 

That Rev. R. S. Arrowood be re-elected, Class 1969. 

TRUSTEES: 

DAVIDSON COLLEGE: 

That Rev. W. C. Neill be re-elected, Class Fall 1969. 

SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY: 

That Mr. Evander Gillis, Fayetteville, and Mr. Neill Mc- 
Fadyen, Raeford, be re-elected, Class Spring 1968. 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY: 

That Mr. Edward B. Hope be re-elected, Class 1968. 

LEBANON CHURCH CEMETERY: 

That Mr. W. A. Johnson be re-elected, Class 1968, and that 
Mr. James M. McNair be re-elected, Class 1969. 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL: 

That Mr. Ralph Wade, Dunn, be elected, Class 1969. 

WORLD MISSIONS: 

That Dr. Chalmers Vinson, Laurel Hill, replace Rev. Charles 
Hollingsworth, Class 1967; that Rev. Robert Park be elected, 
Class 1969, that Mr. L. E. Calhoun, Class 1968 be named chair- 
man. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

That Rev. Dawes Graybeal replace Rev. W. E. Massey, Class 
1967; that Mr. George Quillin, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 
1969 and named Chairman. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

That Rev. W. E. Massey, Jr., Mr. John Calhoun, Laurel Hill, 
and Rev. Charles Hollingsworth be elected, Class 1969. 
That Mr. C. Wayne Collier, Linden; Rev. Grant Sharp and Miss 
Mary Anna Wells, Lumberton, be re-elected, Class 1969. 



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That the President of the Women of the Church of Fayetteville 
Presbytery and the Music Department President be added as 
ex-officio members. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: 

That Mr. Floyd E. James, Maxton, succeed Rev. S. L. Hiebert, 

Class 1968. 

That Mr. C. Reid Ross, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1967. 

That Mr. Rodger W. Decker, Laurinburg, and Rev. W. C. Neill 

be elected, Class 1969, and that Rev. W. C. Neill be named 

chairman. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: 

That Rev. H. Hoover Bear be re-elected, Class 1967. 
That Rev. Eugene Ensley, Mr. Scott McFadyen, Jr., Fayette- 
ville; Mr. Clyde Auman, West End; Rev. Kemper Fitch and 
Mr. Fred McNeill, Broadway, be elected, Class 1969. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: 

That Rev. David Gullett be re-elected, Class 1969; and that Mr. 
Harold Gillis, Raeford, be elected, Class 1969. 

WOMEN'S WORK: 

That Mrs. Lacy Godwin, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1969. 

STEWARDSHIP: 

That Rev. L. B. McKeithan, Mr. Robert Kelly, Erwin; Mr. 
Thomas A. Hood, Fayetteville; and Mr. Frank McNeill, Aber- 
deen, be elected, Class 1969, and that Mr. McNeill be named 
chairman. 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: 

That Rev. H. L. Willis be re-elected, Class 1969; that Dr. Ru- 
dolph Jones, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1969. 
That Mr. W. N. Carmical, Pembroke, succeed Dr. Willard 
Swiers, Class 1968. 

CANDIDATES: 

That Mr. Henry Murray, Laurinburg, be elected, Class 1969. 
That Rev. Robert Gustafson succeed Dr. Willard Swiers, Class 
1969. 

PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

That Mr. Guy Hardee, Dunn, be elected, Class 1969, that Rev. 
A. C. Trivette, Class 1968, be named chairman. 

INSTALLATIONS: 

That Rev. James MacKenzie and Mr. William Hughes, Leaflet, 
be elected, Class 1969. 

MANUAL OF PRESBYTERY: 

That Rev. L. B. McKeithen be re-elected Class 1969, and be 
named chairman. 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

That Rev. Burris M. Bender replace Rev. Eugene Ensley, Class 
1969. 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 111 

CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

That Dr. Hugh McArn, Laurinburg, be elected, Class 1969; that 
Mr. John Ormsby, Fayetteville, be re-elected, Class 1969 and 
that Dr. McArn be named chairman. 

MINISTERS' SALARIES: 

That Mr. A. I. Maynard and Mr. Crawford B. McKethan, Fay- 
etteville, and Dr. Cliff McLean, Southern Pines, be elected, 
Class 1969. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

That Mr. H. Clifton Blue, Aberdeen, be elected, Class 1969. 

EXAMINATIONS: 

THEOLOGY: 

That Rev. J. V. C. Summerell be elected, Class 1969. 
CHURCH GOVERNMENT: 

That Rev. James B. MacLeod be elected, Class 1969. 
SACARAMENTS : 

That Rev. Fred Currie be re-elected, Class 1969. 
ENGLISH BIBLE: 

That Rev. Leslie Bullock be elected, Class 1969. 
THESIS AND EXEGESIS: 
That Rev. Spencer Hamrick be elected, Class 1969. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman 



COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 

The following were elected as Commissioners to the General 
Assembly at Montreat, April 21, 19B6. 



PRINCIPALS 

MINISTERS ELDERS 

R. L. Prince J. Harvey Oliver, Jr. 

Robert F. Park G. L. McNeill 

P. Leslie Bullock A. L. Burney 

Howard W. Gilkeson E. W. Smith 

ALTERNATES 

A. A. Myers, Jr. G. W. Shaw 

W. N. Gordon H. C. Newton 

Roy D. Taylor A. I. Maynard 

Frank C. Wilkinson Worth Moore 

STEWARDSHIP: Mr. J. Harvey Oliver presented the 

report of the Committee on Stewardship. The report was 
adopted and is as follows: 



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RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That churches promote attendance at the Stewardship Con- 
ferences. 

2. That appreciation to Dr. Jones be expressed, for his address 
to Presbytery. 

3. That Presbytery leaders of the Union Seminary Advance be 
heard following Dr. Jones' address. 

4. That all churches submit pledges to the budget prior to 
December 1, and that all churches prayerfully consider increasing 
the 1966 pledge by at least 10%. 

5. That the following budget for 1966 be adopted. 

Respectfully submitted, 

J. Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERIAN BUDGET 
1966 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES ADVANCE* 

World Missions $ 68,565. $3,183.73 

Church Extension 21,381. 2,132.00 

Christian Education 10180. 1,421.00 

Annuities and Relief 1,442. 

General Fund 17,368. 357.00 

Inter-Church Agencies 300. 



W.M. 

Ch. Ext. (TRAV) 

C. Educ. 

Bd. Women's Work 



$119,236. $7,093.73 



SYNOD CAUSES: 

Church Extension 
Presbyterian Home 
Children's Home 
Christian Education 
Educational Institutions 
Campus Christian Life 
Inter-Church Agencies 
Guidance Center 
Contingent Salary Fund 



6,598. 
4,534. 
7.987. 
6.778. 
44,018. 
7,029. 
595. 
3,516. 
2,775. 



$ 450.00 TRAV 
725.00 Butner 



3rd priority 
4th priority 



900.00 Queens 2nd priority 
Davidson 

1,247.00 G.C. 1st priority 

1,666.00 General 5th priority 
Distribution 



$ 83,830. $4,988.00 



PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 

Church Extension $42,000. 

Office 17,000. 

Manse 2,555. 

Higher Education 200. 

Candidates 200. 



$3,000.00 1st 3,000. 2nd priority 

2,500.00 3rd priority 

1. Presbytery Church Extension 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 113 

Christian Education 20,045. to receive first $3,000 over 



(includes Camp Monroe) 




basic budget. 




2. 


Synod to receive next $4,988 




$ 82,000. 


3. 


Assembly to receive next 


TOTAL Assembly, Synod 




$7,094. 


and Presbytery $285,066. 


4. 


Presbytery to receive next 
$5,500. 



: The Advance Column shows amounts the Assembly and Synod hope 
to receive over and above the regular 1966 budget, which the 
last Presbytery accepted. The Assembly hopes to receive $500,000 
above their regular budget, of which $75,950 would come from the 
Synod of N. C, and .0934 of that amount $7,094) would come from 
Fayetteville Presbytery. . . . The Synod's Advance is $52,339, and 
our Presbytery's share of that is .0953 ($4,988). Synod will dis- 
burse these funds on the basis of priorities. 



The Presbytery expressed to Mr. Oliver its appreciation 
for his very fine work as chairman of the Stewardship Com- 
mittee. The motion was passed by a rising vote. 

ADVANCE PROGRAM: Rev. J. V. C. Summerell intro- 
duced to the Presbytery Rev. J. A. Jones, president of 
Union Theological Seminary. The Rev. Mr. Jones spoke on 
the Mission of the Church and the Advance Program. Rev. 
J. V. C. Summerell, chairman of the Advance in the Pres- 
bytery, spoke briefly on the Advance. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. W. N. Gordon pre- 
sented the report on Christian Education which was re- 
ceived as information. 

Rev. Robert O. Freeman announced activities of the 
Music Sub-Committee. Col. Henry F. Murray, director of 
the Guidance Center at St. Andrews, spoke to the Presby- 
tery concerning the work of the Center. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson 
presented the report on Church Extension. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations 
were adopted. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That churches take seriously the "Call to Repentance and 
Expectancy" by engaging in self -study and taking steps to im- 



114 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

plement the "Call." 

2. That churches requesting financial assistance for 1966 submit 
their requests by December 1st. 

3. That the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery, namely K. A. Mc- 
Donald, Edward B. Hope, and Herbert Johnson be, and they are, 
authorized and directed to execute and deliver a deed transfer- 
ring and conveying to the Trustees of the Benson Presbyterian 
Church in Johnston County the manse property located in the 
town of Benson, N. C, as described in a deed to Fayetteville 
Presbytery dated December 4, 1948, and recorded in the Johnston 
County Registry on November 25, 1949. Passed and adopted the 
28th of September, 1965. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Howard W. Gilkeson, Chairman 

MANUAL: Rev. L. B. McKeithen gave the report of the 
Committee on Manual which was received as information. 

RECESS. Presbytery took recess for lunch after having 
been led in prayer by Rev. R. F. Sloop. 

REV. FRANK M. SCARLETT, JR., ACTING CLERK: 
Presbytery reconvened with Rev. F. M. Scarlett, Jr., acting 
as Permanent Clerk in the absence of Rev. Roy D. Taylor 
who was called away to conduct a funeral. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Rev. Louis C. LaMotte was 
elected Moderator-Nominee. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
Rev. Louis C. LaMotte presented the report of the com- 
mission on the Minister and his Work. The report was 
adopted and is as follows: 

1. Permission has been granted to the Reverend Owen L. Norment 
to labor outside the bounds of Presbytery. Mr. Norment is an 
instructor at. the Duke Divinity School. The subject that he 
teaches is "American Christianity." 

2. The Reverend Lloyd Kay has been granted permission to labor 
outside the Presbytery. Mr. Kay is at the present time serving as 
a DCE in a Methodist Church at Hamilton, Ohio. Permission 
was given for six months. 

3. A letter of dismissal to Winchester Presbytery was granted to 
the Reverend S. Lloyd Hiebert. Dr. Hiebert is now pastor of the 
Opequon Memorial Church of Winchester, Virginia. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 115 

4. The commission approved the calls of the Mt. Pisgah Church 
for the pastoral services of the Reverend Lawrence Kessler. The 
call of the Dunn Church to the Reverend J. Allan Smyth as 
associate pastor, and the call of the Riverside Church Session to 
the Reverend J. Allan Smyth as stated supply. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

1. That the Reverend Lawrence Kessler, the Reverend James 
Allan Smyth and the Rev. C. M. Voyles be examined for the 
purpose of receiving them into Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The commission has also counseled with pastoral committees of 
all vacant churches. These are: Comfort, Leaflet, Raven Rock, Hope 
Mills, Philippi and Erwin. The commission commends the Leaflet 
Church for its decision to build a new manse. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Julian Lake, Chairman 

MINISTERS RECEIVED: The Letters of Dismissal of 
Rev. Lawrence W. Kessler from Wilmington Presbytery; 
of Rev. Allan Smyth from Guerrant Presbytery and Rev. 
C. M. Voyles from Albemarle Presbytery were received. 
They were examined according to the Book of Church 
Order and enrolled as members of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The call of the Mt. Pisgah Presbyterian Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. Lawrence W. Kessler, promising a salary of $4,300; 
$1,300 professional expense; $300 household expense; 7V 2 % to M.A.F. 
moving expense; manse and one month's vacation was placed in his 
hands and accepted by him. 

Call from the Riverside Presbyterian Church for the services of 
Rev. Allan Smyth as Stated Supply promising $1,000 and 7V 2 % to 
M.A.F. and the call of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn for 
the services of Rev. Allan Smyth as Assistant Minister, promising 
$4,400 salary; l x k% to M.A.F.; moving expenses to Dunn; manse; 
Group Life and Major Medical Covering. $600.00 of above cash 
remuneration to be designated for manse expense. These calls were 
placed in Mr. Smyth's hands and accepted by him. 

Rev. C. M. Voyles was received as an honorably retired min- 
ister. 

COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES: Rev. Claire S. Al- 
bright presented the report of the Committee on Candi- 
dates. The report was received as information and the 
following recommendations were adopted: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 



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1. That Lawrence Hunter, First Lumberton, and Douglas Floyd 
Kelly be examined by Presbytery preparatory to their being re- 
ceived under the care of Presbytery as candidates for the ministry. 

2. That Douglas Kelly's application for a General Assembly 
loan through the Board of Christian Education be approved by 
Presbytery. 

3. That Presbytery empower its Committee on Candidates to 
approve future loan applications made by candidates applying for 
the General Assembly loan through the Board of Christian Educa- 
tion. 

4. That Presbytery hear an oral report from this committee 
regarding its investigation, as instructed by Presbytery in its Jan- 
uary meeting, of the financial needs of candidates. 

5. That Presbytery charge its Stewardship Committee to either 
appropriate or solit funds within the Presbytery in an amount not 
less than $1,500.00 to be used by the Candidates Committee as an 
Emergency Scholarship and Loan Fund for the aid of candidates 
during the present school year (1965-66). 

6. That Presbytery urge its Stewardship Committee to plan to 
appropriate or solicit funds within the Presbytery in an amount not 
able to the Candidates Committee a sum of money (not tied to a 
percentage of Presbytery's budget) equal to $500.00 per candidate 
on Presbytery's roll and that such funds be designated and used as 
The Fayetteville Presbytery Scholarship and Loan Fund for eco- 
nomic aid to Candidates for the Ministry. Further, that said fund be 
used at the discretion of Presbytery's Committee on Candidates and 
in close cooperation with other agencies of the church or persons 
interested and involved in financial aid to theological students. 

The above recommendation No. 6 was referred to the 
Committees on Candidates and Stewardship and that they 
report at the January Meeting. 

CANDIDATES RECEIVED: Rev. C. S. Albright intro- 
duced Mr. Lawrence Hunter Parsons and Mr. Douglas Floyd 
Kelly, both of the Lumberton Presbyterian Church, as 
Candidates for the Gospel Ministry. They were examined 
according to the Book of Church Order and enrolled as can- 
didates. 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: Rev. C. Rees Jenkins pre- 
sented the report on Christian Relations. The report and 
its recommendations were adopted: 

Fayetteville Presbytery's Committee on Christian Relations has 
studied the report of the General Assembly's Committee on Christian 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 117 

Relations as amended and adopted at the last meeting of the General 
Assembly. The Assembly's report deals at some length with two 
matters particularly which affect the welfare of millions of people 
living in the area of our nation where our church bears her witness. 
These matters are (1) "The Civil Rights Movement in the Light of 
Christian Teaching," and (2) "Poverty in the Light of Christian 
Faith." 

In regard to the first matter, "The Civil Rights Movement in 
the Light of Christian Teaching," the Assembly's report says: "The 
basic problem here grows out of the difficut position of the Christian 
in the world, in it but not of it. This problem may be divided into 
three parts: the Christian's use of worldly power, his relationship to 
the state, and his desire for peace. — All of these problems are 
raised by the Civil Rights Movement. — In the South this has been 
largely a movement by Negroes. Its scope, however, includes all 
minority groups in the nation. The intent of the movement has been 
to obtain for Negroes, and for all minority groups, the rights and 
responsibilities which have been denied them simply because they 
are Negroes. 

"In the Christian view, God is no respecter of persons. Christ 
died for all. Therefore, the discriminatory treatment of Negroes, 
because they are Negroes, is unchristian, and all Christians should 
approve them in their determination to be accepted on equal terms 
with others." 



The Assembly's report goes on to discuss the various methods 
used by Negroes and those who sympathize with them in their 
struggle to win acceptance as first class citizens. It concludes this 
section by saying that "we should never forget that the Christian 
Church, if it is to be a living witness to the will of God on earth 
should steadfastly move forward within a framework of law and 
free discussion toward a more truly redemptive society." 

In regard to the matter of "Poverty in the Light of the Chris- 
tian Faith" the Assembly's report, after showing the extent of pov- 
erty in the United States, discusses the causes and effects of 
poverty, and the various motives in alleviating poverty. Then, it 
discusses what should be the church's attitude toward poverty, 
using the teachings of both the Old and New Testament, especially 
the attitude of our Lord, as a basis for this. "The many references 
that Jesus made to poverty and riches seem to indicate that he not 
only identified himself with the poor but that he would rely upon 
the poor to be the carriers of his gospel!" 

"Our own denomination makes its appeal to the substantial 
people of the community. Our ministers are trained to the mentality 
of the middle class. Our able men, no matter where they start, 
gravitate toward those affluent churches that can more easily re- 
ward them materially for their ability. There is no premium placed 
upon service in churches of limited means and influence. — Our 
inner city churches have been and still are tempted to move out 



118 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

to comfortable suburbs away from the squalor that had grown up 
around them. — Our Church Extension planners are also tempted to 
build only in those sections where a church can quickly become self- 
supporting and help carry on Presbytery's financial program. It 
could be that our mission now should be primarily to those who may 
never make a church self-supporting." 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the report of the General Assembly's Committee on Chris- 
tian Relations as amended and adopted by the last General As- 
sembly be commended to the study by all church officers, and all 
members of our churches as far as possible, and each church be 
urged to pray and act on these matters as the Lord may direct. 

2. In view of the rising tide of crime and lawlessness, especially 
among the youth of the nation, that each church seriously con- 
sider its responsibility in this matter, and prayerfully consider 
ways and means of combatting this evil. 

3. In view of the steps already taken toward our nation's involve- 
ment in international strife that all our churches be urged to 
pray more earnestly for the establishment of a just peace among 
nations. 

4. That Rev. Malcolm P. Calhoun, Secretary of the Division of 
Christian Action of our General Assembly, and a former member 
of this Presbytery, be invited to address the Presbytery at some 
future meeting. 

5. That this committee be strengthened by appointing to it mem- 
bers of the Presbytery who will take an active part in the work 
of the committee. 

Respectfully submitted, 

C. Rees Jenkins, Chairman 

HIGHER EDUCATION: The report on Higher Educa- 
tion was presented by Rev. W. Spencer Hamrick. The report 
was received as information. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: The report 
on Assembly's and Synod's Agencies was presented by Rev. 
B. E. Dotson. The report was received as information. 

RESOLUTIONS : The report of the Standing Committee 
on Resolutions was presented by Rev. Stedman B. Bryan. 
The report was approved by a standing vote and is as fol- 
lows: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 119 



BE IT RESOLVED — That Fayetteville Presbytery express its 
thanks to the Pastor, the Officers and the Members of PEACE 
CHURCH for the warm welcome and gracious reception given the 
Presbytery in its 348th Stated Meeting. Also, to thank the Women 
of Peace for the delicious meal served to the Presbytery. 



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED— The Presbytery tender Dr. 
James A. Jones, president of Union Theological Seminary in Rich- 
mond, a vote of thanksgiving for coming to us today and inspiring 
our souls and giving us the emergency of mission. 



BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED— The Presbytery express its 
thanks to the Reverend Vernon Broyles III for his manner of expe- 
diting the business of the Presbytery in the capacity of moderator. 

INSTALLATIONS: The report of the Committee on 
Installations was presented by Rev. B. E. Dotson. The re- 
port was adopted and is as follows: 



To install Rev. Lawrence W. Kessler at Mt. Pisgah Pres- 
byterian Church on October 10 at 7:00 P.M.; Rev. C. K. 
Ligon to preach the sermon; Rev. C. I. Calcote to preside; 
Rev. Leighton McKeithen to charge the congregation; 
Elder Neill Ross to charge the minister with Elders Neill 
Rosser and Edwin Bain. 



To install Rev. J. Allan Smyth as Assistant Pastor of 
the Dunn Church and Stated Supply of the Riverside 
Church at Sansom Chapel on October 17, 1965, 7:30 P.M.; 
Rev. Billy H. Herring to preside; Rev. R. S. Arrowood to 
charge the congregation, with Ruling Elders Ralph Wade, 
Garland Core and Locke Muse; and that the Rev. Alton 
Buzbee be invited to preach the sermon. 

NEXT MEETING: The invitation of the Cameron Pres- 
byterian Church to hold the January Meeting at that place 
was accepted with thanks. 



READING OF MINUTES: The minutes of the meeting 
were read and approved. 



120 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned with 
prayer to meet at the Cameron Presbyterian Church on 
January 25, 1966 at 9:30 A.M. 

Vernon S. Broyles III, Moderator 
Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 
Frank M. Scarlett, Jr., Permanent Clerk Pro. Tern. 

ATTEST: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 121 



IN MEMOBIAM 

This page is set aside in memory of the following Ruling Elders 
and Deacons who died during the church year ending December 31, 
1964. 

ELDERS 

J. Archie Kelly, born 1894, died December 1, 1964, Bensalem. 

Edwin T. McKeithen, born June 26, 1884, died January 17, 1964, 
Bethesda. 

W. J. Hethcox, born August 4, 1886, died May 1, 1964, Brownson 
Memorial. 

J. T. McNeill, born April 3, 1902, died November 20, 1964, 
Cameron Hill. 

O. U. Alexander, born October 3, 1878, died November 7, 1964, 
Carthage First. 

P. H. McDonald, born June 21, 1896, died October 4, 1964, 
Carthage First. 

Dan McArthur, born September 22, 1893, died November 18, 
1964, Centre. 

John B. Walker, born July 26, 1900, died December 29, 1964, 
Centre. 

Ralph Morrison, born January 16, 1875, died November 12, 1964, 
Church in the Pines. 

Turner Fields, born January 5, 1902, died September 28, 1964, 
Culdee. 

John W. Monroe, born 1887, died January 9, 1964, Eagle Springs. 

Cary L. McLeod, born March 4, 1895, died February 23, 1964, 
Eureka. 

William L. Brady, born March 7, 1883, died April 7, 1964, Fair- 
mont First. 

William J. Bulla, born March 17, 1885, died October 19, 1964, 
Fayetteville First. 

William M. Andrews, born November 18, 1889, died June 3, 
1964, Iona. 

Roy McLaurin, born May 14, 1909, died April 18, 1964, Laurin- 
burg. 

James C. McKinnon, born August 29, 1905, died December 5, 
1964, Laurinburg. 

Oren P. Thomas, born March 17, 1876, died June 9, 1964, 
Leaflet. 

Moore McKay, born 1878, died May 7, 1964, Leaflet. 
H. Turner Atkins, born July 11, 1880, died July 14, 1964, Lil- 
lington. 

S. J. Clark, born January 11, 1885, died November 10, 1964, 
McPherson. 

L. L. McDonald, born September 14, 1887, died November 23, 
1964, Parkton. 



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Harry A. Greene, born March 11, 1897, died June 16, 1964, 
Raeford. 

Elisha Worrell, born November 2, 1892, died October 18, 1964, 
Raven Rock. 

Lee L. McGoogan, born November 9, 1873, died January 18, 
1964, St. Pauls. 



DEACONS 

Alex Brewer, , died December 5, 1964, Bensalem. 

Claude T. Johnson, born January 8, 1884, died August 30, 1964, 
Bethesda. 

Leslie A. McLean, , died December 1, 1964, Bunnlevel. 

David G. Surles, Sr., born June 11, 1912, died August 22, 1964, 
Comfort. 

Neill M. Mclnnis, born December 23, 1898, died July 3, 1964, 
Galatia. 

Tarlton G. Braxton, born February 10, 1904, died January 18, 
1964, Godwin. 

S. S. Adcock, born May 25, 1908, died December 2, 1964, Lil- 
lington. 

Arch C. McFarland, born June 7, 1884, died March 19, 1964, 
Midway. 

Archie A. Graham, born September 12, 1897, died June 16, 1964, 
Raeford. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 123 

INDEX 

Page 

Advance Program Presented 113 

AmenGxnent to Constitution, Committee Appointed 101 

Amendment to the Manual Referred 96 

Annuities and Relief Report on 82 

Appleby, Rev. James, Addresses Presbytery _ 96, 101 

Assembly's and Synod's Agencies Report on 79, 96, 118 

Auditor's Report 77 

Budget of Presbytery Approved 78, 112 

Calls Accepted 100, 115 

Candidates Received 98, 99, 116 

Candidates, Report on 81, 98, 115 

Candidates, Sermons by 98 

Christian Education, Report on 82, 92, 113 

Christian Relations, Report on 116 

Church Extension, Report on 83, 94, 113 

Commission on the Minister and His Work, Report on 80, 99, 114 

Commissioners to the General Assembly Commissioned 74 

Commissioners to the General Assembly Elected Ill 

Commissions, Reports of 83, 97, 105 

Communications 76, 91 

Communion Service 74, 98 

Enrollment 74, 90, 104 

Higher Education, Report on 83, 101, 118 

In Memoriam Page 121 

Installations Committee Reports 85, 102, 119 

Introductions 76, 78 

Jones, Rev. J. A., Addresses Presbytery 113 

Ligon, Rev. C. K., Acting Stated Clerk 76 

McBath, Rev. H. A., Memorial Read .' 88 

Manual, Report on 114 

Memorial Service 74, 88 

Ministers Excused 75, 91, 105 

Ministers Received 100, 115 

Moderator Elected 76, 91, 105 

Moderator Nominated 78, 98, 114 

Next Meeting 87, 103, 117 

Nominating Committee Reports 79, 96, 109 

Oliver, Mr. J. Harvey, Commended 113 

Presbytery's Council Reports 77, 92, 108 

Program 76, 91, 104 

Reading of the Minutes 87, 103, 119 

Resolutions Committee Appointed 76, 92, 105 

Resolutions Committee Reports 86, 101, 118 

Salary Changes 86 

Scarlett, Rev. Frank M., Jr., Acting Permanent Clerk 114 

Sessional Records, Report on 83 

Stewardship, Report on 78, 111 

Temporary Clerks Elected 76, 91, 105 

Treasurer's Report 77 

Vocational Conference, Report on 81 

Welcome 76, 91, 104 

Women of the Church, Report on 78 

World Missions, Report on 76 



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FAYETTEVILLE 
PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

January 25, 1966 
CAMERON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Cameron, N. C. 

April 26, 1966 
SAMARCAND MANOR 

Eagle Springs, N. C. 

October 4, 1966 
CAMP MONROE 
Laurel Hill, N. C. 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

June 26, 1966 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Dunn, N. C. 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 
OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 



Moderators: Revs. Louis C. LaMotte, Richard P. Hayes, Elder Guy- 
ton Smith. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. C. K. Ligon (1968) 

Stated Clerk: Rev. R. S. Arrowood (1969) Linden 

Permanent Clerk: Rev. Roy D. Taylor (1968) Bunnlevel 

Historian: Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

(The term of office of the following groups expire as by the date 
with each name or group of names.) 



TRUSTEES 

I. Davidson College 

Fall 1970 — Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 

Fall 1969— Rev. W. C. Neill Aberdeen 

Fall 1968— Mr. R. S. Kelly Erwin 

Fall 1967— Rev. R. L. Prince Pinehurst 

II. Sandy Grove Church Property 

Spring 1969 — Mr. J. B. Cameron, Mr. McKay Blue Raeford 

Spring 1968 — Mr. Evander Gillis, Fayetteville; Mr. Neill McFadyen, 

Raeford 
Spring 1967— Mr. Lawrence McNeill Raeford 

III. Fayetteville Presbytery 

Fall 1969— Mr. Herbert Johnson Coats 

Fall 1968— Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 

Fall 1967— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

IV. Lebanon Church Cemetery 

1970 — Mr. David Townsend, Sr Rowland 

1969— Mr. Jas. M. McNair 
1968— Mr. W. A. Johnson 
1967— Mr. Ralph Purcell 

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128 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Rev. A. N. Wells, Chairman 

1970— Mr. Irvin L. Priest, Carthage 
1969— Ralph Wade, Dunn 
1968— Rev. A. N. Wells 

Ex-Officio Members: 

Chairman of all Major Committees 

Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
President of the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery- 
President of the Men of Fayetteville Presbytery 
President of the Senior High Fellowship of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery 
Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 

MAJOR COMMITTEES 

I. World Missions 

Mr. L. E. Calhoun, Chairman 

1970 — Dr. Chalmers Vinson 
1969— Rev. Robert Park 

1968— Mr. L. E, Calhoun, Laurel Hill; Mrs. Peter Cromartie, Fay- 
etteville 

II. Annuities and Relief 

Mr. George Quillin, Chairman 

1970— Rev. Dawes B. Graybeal 

1969 — Mr. George Quillin, Fayetteville 

1968— Rev. C. I. Calcote 

III. Christian Education 
Rev. Wm. E. Massey, Jr., Chairman 

1970 — George D. Alexander, Larry Parker, McMurray McKellar, 

Mrs. Duncan Morton, Miss Martha McLeod, H. L. Wilson. 
1969— C. Wayne Collier, John C. Calhoun, Charles J. Hollingsworth, 

William E. Massey, Grant M. Sharp ,Mary Anna Wells, Mrs. 

John Nance. 
1968 — Lloyd E. Auman, Mrs. Leslie Bullock, Robert G. Hall, Albert 

A. Myers, Jr., Mrs. B. E. Dotson, James McNeill Williams. 

Ex-Officio Members 

Cortez A. Cooper, Chairman of Sr. Hi Youth; Herb Clegg, Moderator, 
Sr. Hi Youth; Paul L. Hanks, Supt., Camp Monroe; Mrs. H. C. Mc- 
Pherson, Chmn., Leadership and Resources, WOC; Dr. Cliff McLean, 
Pres., Men of the Presbytery; Dr. W. Spencer Hamrick, Pres., Pres- 
bytery's Music Dept. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 129 

Advisory Members 
Cheves K. Ligon, Presbytery Executive Secretary; Robert Turner, 
Synod's Regional Director. 

Sub-Committee Responsibilities 

Chairman: Wm. E. Massey, Jr. 

Secretary: George Alexander 

Executive Committee: C. Wayne Collier, Albert Myers, Robert G. 
Hall, Larry Parker, Charles J. Hollingsworth, Mrs. Duncan 
Morton. 

Children's Work: Larry Parker, Chmn., Miss Martha McLeod, Mrs. 
Leslie Bullock. 

Youth: Albert A. Myers, Jr., Chmn., Grant M. Sharp, Miss Mary 
Anna Wells 

Guidance: C. Wayne Collier, Chmn., Mrs. B. E. Dotson, (Wm. E. 
Massey, Jr., Ex-O.) 

Adult Education: Mrs. Duncan Morton, Chmn., James McNeill Wil- 
liams, H. L. Wilson, Mrs. John Nance, (Ex-O.) President, MOC. 

Home and Family: Robert Hall, Chmn., McMurray McKellar, Lloyd 
E. Auman. 

Camp and Conference: Charles Hollingsworth, Chmn., John C. Cal- 
houn, George Alexander. 



IV. Higher Education 

Rev. W. C. Neill, Chairman 

1970 — Rev. Spencer Hamrick, Mr. C. Reid Ross, Fayetteville 
1969 — Rev. W. C. Neill, Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg 
1968— Mr. Floyd James, Maxton 



130 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

V. Church Extension 
Rev. H. W. Gilkeson, Chairman 

1970— Rev. R. F. Sloop, Mr. John K. McNeill, Jr., Raeford; Mr. Brady 
Pressley, Carthage; Mr. Murphy McGirt, Maxton; Rev. Bur- 
riss Bender; Mr. J. H. Peden, Wagram; Dr. Charles Speegle, 
Fayetteville. 

1969 — Rev. Eugene Ensley, Jr., Mr. Scott McFadyen, Fayetteville; 
Mr. Clyde Auman, West End; Rev. Kemper Fitch, Mr. Fred 
McNeill, Broadway. 

1968— Rev. Stedman Bryan, Dr. E. C. Womble, Wagram; Mr. W. E. 
Blue, Southern Pines; Rev. Howard Gilkeson, Mr. Mack Hud- 
son, Benson; Mr. G. W. Shaw, Laurinburg; Mr. Howard Clark, 
Fayetteville, Consultant. 

VI. Assembly's and Synod's Agencies 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

1970 — Rev. J. D. Nesselrodt, Mr. Tom McRimmon, Maxton 
1969— Rev. Frank E. Smith, Mr. Harold Gillis, Raeford 
1968 — Mr. Fairley Morris, Maxton; Rev. B. E. Dotson 

VII. Women's Work 

Rev. Geo. R. Cheney, Jr., Chairman 

1970— Mr. Stanley Waterfield, Fayetteville 
1969 — Mrs. Lacy Godwin, Fayetteville 
1968— Rev. Geo. R. Cheney, Jr. 

VIM. Stewardship 

Mr. Frank McNeill, Chairman 

1970 — Rev. Richard P. Hayes, Mr. Hervey Evans, Jr., Laurinburg; 
Mr. Scott Shepherd, Lumberton; Mr. Edward Joyner, Fay- 
etteville. 

1969 — Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Mr. Robert Kelly, Erwin; Mr. Thos. 
Hood, Fayetteville; Mr. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen. 

1968 — Mr. A. L. Burney, Southern Pines; Mr. Harold Treatt, Fay- 
etteville; Mr. W. O. Cameron, Dunn, Mr. L. R. McDonald, Car- 
thage. 

IX. Christian Relations 
Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Chairman 

1970 — Rev. Richard Brand, Mr. Henry Campen, Fayetteville 
1969— Rev. H. L. Willis, Dr. Rudolph Jones, Fayetteville 
1968 — Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Rev. W. A. Brown, Mr. W. N. Carmichael, 
Pembroke 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 131 

X. Candidates For The Ministry 

Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Chairman 

1970 — Rev. J. V. C. Summerell, Mrs. John McPhaul, Southern Pines 
1969 — Mr. Edward Byrd, Bunnlevel; Mr. Ben White, Maxton; Rev. 

Robert K. Gustafson 
1968 — Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr.; Mrs. Thos. John, Laurinburg 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

I. Nominating Committee 

Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Chairman 

1970 — Rev. A. A. Myers, Jr., Mrs. John Nance, Fayetteville 

1969— Rev. L. B. McKeithan, Mr. W. B. Bracey 

1968 — Rev. Dan E. Norman, Mr. Ben Wicks, Aberdeen 

II. Presbytery's Work 

Rev. A. C. Trivett, Chairman 

1970 — Rev. H. Dewey Herring 
1969— Mr. Guy Hardee, Dunn 
1968 — Rev. A. C. Trivette 

III. Bills And Overtures 

The last six Ex-Moderators; the last Ex-Moderator to serve as 
chairman. 

IV. Installations 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

1970 — Rev. B. E. Dotson, Mr. Hervey Evans, Jr., Laurinburg 

1969 — Rev. James D. MacKenzie, Mr. William Hughes, Fayetteville 

1968— Rev. Stradford T. Snively, Mr. Roger Hall, Lumber Bridge 

V. Manual of Presbytery 

Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Chairman 

1970 — Mr. Dan McDonald, Pinehurst 

1969— Rev. L. B. McKeithen 

1968— Mr. R. D. McMillan, Red Springs 

Ex -Officio Members: 

The Executive Secretary 

The Stated Clerk 

Chairman of Presbytery's Council 

Chairman of Christian Education 



132 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VI. Presbyterian Survey 

Rev. Billy H. Herring, Chairman 

1970 — Rev. Lawrence W. Kessler 
1969 — Rev. Burriss M. Bender 
1968— Rev. Billy H. Herring 

VII. Christianity and Health 

Dr. Hugh McArn, Chairman 

1970 — Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg; Dr. Duncan Owen, Fayette- 

ville 
1969 — Dr. Hugh McArn, Laurinburg; Mr. R. S. Taylor, Lillington 
1968— Rev. Kemper Fitch, Dr. C. W. Byrd, Dunn 

VIII. Examinations 

a. Theology: 

1970— Rev. Robert K. Gustafson 
1969— Rev. J. V. C. Summerell 
1968 — Rev. C. K. Ligon 

b. Church Government: 

1970 — Rev. S. T. Snively 
1969— Rev. Jas. B. MacLeod 
1968 — Rev. Geo. Alexander 

3. Sacraments 

1970 — Rev. James D. MacKenzie 
1969 — Rev. Fred Currie 
1968 — Rev. A. D. McArn 

d. English Bible 

1970 — Rev. R. L. Prince 
1969— Rev. Leslie Bullock 
1968 — Rev. A. C. Trivette 

e. Thesis and Exegesis: 

1970 — Rev. Eugene C. Ensley 
1969 — Rev. Spencer Hamrick 
1968— Rev. L. C. LaMotte 

IX. Ministers' Salaries 

Mr. Crawford B. MacKethan, Chairman 
1970 — Mr. Eugene Smith, Dunn; Mrs. Myrton Steward, Carthage; 

Mr. A. C. Parker, Fayetteville 
1969 — Mr. A. I. Maynard, Fayetteville; Mr. Crawford MacKethan, 

Fayetteville, Dr. C. C. McLean, Southern Pines 
1968 — Mr. Wilbur H. Currie, Carthage; Mr. Halbert M. Jones, Lau- 
rinburg; Mr. James A. Gray, Hope Mills. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 133 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. Julian Lake, Chairman 

1970 — Dr. Marcus Smith, Raeford; Dr. Douglas Clark, Lumberton; 

Rev. R. H. Poole 
1969— Mr. H. Clifton Blue, Aberdeen 
1968 — Rev. Julian Lake, Rev R. S. Arrowood 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 

(Printed as Information) 

1. Churches by Districts: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, God- 
win, Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Providence, Riverside, Unity. 

District No. 2: Big Rockfish, Bonnie Doone, Campbellton, Church- 
of-the-Covenant, College Heights, Comfort, Fayetteville First, 
Highland, Hope Mills, McPherson, Palestine, Peace, Westminster, 
Sardis, Sherwood, Spring Lake, Sunnyside, Vaughn Memorial, 
Village. 

District No. 3: Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, McNair Mem- 
orial, Midway, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Philadelphus, Red Springs, 
Rowland, St. Pauls. 

District No. 4: Centre, Church-in-the-Pines, Laurel Hill, Laurin- 
burg, Maxton, Montpelier, Pleasant View, Smyrna, Middleton 
Heights. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel, Dundarrach, Galatia, Lumber 
Bridge, Parkton, Phillipi, Raeford, Rex, Shiloh. 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Memorial, Community, Culdee, 
Eureka, Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, West End. 

District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage Cy- 
press, Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Priest Hill, Union, Vass. 

District No. 8: Barbecue, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, Cedar Rock, Ephe- 
sus, Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. Pisgah Olivia, Raven 
Rock, Summerville. 

2. Officers of the Women of the Church: 

President — Mrs. John Nance, Fayetteville 
Vice-President — Mrs. Mack Reid Hudson, Benson 
Secretary — Mrs. Robert C. Spears, Fayetteville 
Treasurer — Mrs. Belton Wright, Raeford 

■*. Officers of the Men of the Church: 

President — Bert Phillips, Cameron 

First Vice-President — Dan McDonald, Pinehurst 

Secretary-Treasurer — Leon Keith, Cameron 

4. Officers of Young People 

Moderator — Herb Clegg, Jr., Fayetteville 
Vice-Moderator — Lindsay Neill, Aberdeen 
Stated Clerk — Margaret Rodd, Lillington 
Treasurer — Susan Garner, Carthage 

5. Deacons of Presbytery 

President — E. L. Joyner, Fayetteville 
Secretary-Treasurer — David Robishaw, Fayetteville 



134 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FORTY-NINTH 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Cameron, N. C, January 25, 1966 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and 
Forty-Ninth Stated Meeting at the Cameron Presbyterian 
Church on January 25, 1966 at 9:30 A. M. The meeting was 
called to order and opened with prayer by the moderator, 
the Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, III. 

COMMUNION: Presbytery was led in a service of Medi- 
tation and Communion of the Lord's Supper by Rev. H. L. 
Wilson, assisted by the Elders of the Cameron Presbyterian 
Church. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The names of the Elders and 
Deacons who have died during the year of 1965 were read 
by the Stated Clerk. Presbytery was led in a prayer of 
thanksgiving for the deceased Elders and Deacons and for 
their families by Rev. W. S. Golden. Presbytery directed 
that the names of the deceased Elders and Deacons be 
inscribed on an In Memoriam Page of the Minutes. 

ENROLLMENT : The following ministers were enrolled : 

C. S. Albright, George S. Alexander, William M. Alexander, 
R. S. Arrowood, H. Hoover Bear, Burriss M. Bender, Woodson P. 
Booth, W. A. Brown, Stedman B. Bryan, C. I. Calcote, George R. 
Cheney, Jr., Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., R. A. Cromartie, Fred H. Currie, 
J, Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, D. H. Dulin, Eugene C. Ensley, Ben F. 
Ferguson, W. K. Fitch, R. O. Freeman, Howard W. Gilkeson, W. S. 
Golden, William N. Gordon, Dawes B. Graybeal, David Gullett, W. 
Spencer Hamrick, Richard P. Hayes, Billy H. Herring, H. D. Her- 
ring, Charles J. Hollingsworth, W. H. Jarrett, C. Rees Jenkins, 
Lawrence W. Kessler, C. W. Kimbrough, Julian Lake, Louis C. 
LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, Robert L. Mabson, James MacKenzie, James 

B. MacLeod, A. Douglas McArn, Leighton B. McKeithen, Robert A. 
Massey, William E. Massey, Ansley C. Moore, A. A. Myers, Jr., W. C. 
Neill, Dan E. Norman, Richard Park, Robert F. Park, Larry Parker, 
R. H. Poole, R. L. Prince, Frank M. Scarlett, B. O. Shannon, Grant 
M. Sharp, R. F. Sloop, Allan Smyth, S. T. Snively, Millard Stephens, 
J. V. C. Summerell, Roy Taylor, A. C. Trivette, Robert Lee Turner, 

C. M. Voyles, A. N. Wells, Jack M. White, Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. 
Willis, H. L. Wilson. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 135 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives: 

Amy's Chapel, James Bethea; Ashpole, J. A. McGirt; Ashworth, 
Duke J. Piner; Barbecue, Cary Howard; Bensalem, Allen M. Mon- 
roe; Benson, W. R. Johnson; Berea, Wilbert Coats; Bethel, J. H. 
Blythe; Bethesda, H. Clifton Blue; Big Rockfish, Worth Wood; Bluff, 
Percy Strickland; Bonnie Doone, Theron R. Johnson; Brownson 
Memorial, Duncan L. McGoogan; Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd; Cameron, 
Hayes Barbour; Cameron Hill, Edward Cameron; Cape Fear, Ernest 
M. Brown; Carthage, L. R. McDonald; Cedar Rock, C. T. Thomas, 
Jr.; Centre, E. W. Stanton; Church in the Pines, James L. Morgan; 
Church of the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; College Heights, William C. 
Swann; Comfort, Lawrence Barrett; Culdee, Coy McKenzie; Cypress, 
W. Elmer Cameron; Dunn, E. W. Smith; Eagle Springs, Herbert F. 
Bost; Ebenezer, E. V. Creech; Elise, Arnold Swindell; Ephesus, 
Colin Black; Erwin, R. S. Kelly; Eureka, J. M. Blue; Fayetteville 
First, F. O. Perkins; Flat Branch, W. Craig Smith; Galatia, D. A. 
Gillis; Highland, K. Adrian Williams; Horseshoe, Fred Willard; lona, 
C. D. Potter; Godwin, D. McL. Mclntyre; Jackson Springs, Kenneth 
Blue; Lakeview, J. E. Causey; Laurel Hill, James P. McMillan; 
Laurinburg, Hewitt Fulton, Jr.; Leaflet, Bill Hughes; Lillington, 
Elton W. Arnold; Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; Lumberton First, 
Henry N. Lee; McMillan, Thomas W. Strickland; McPherson, M. M. 
Clark; Manly, Raymond H. Hannah; Maxton, James L. Currie; Mid- 
way, B. S. McLean; Montpelier, W. G. Shaw, Jr.; Mount Pelier, 
Ervin Ratley, Jr.; Mount Pisgah, Fred McNeill; Olivia, E. E. Perkins; 
Parkton, J. G. Hughes; Peace, Thomas N. Holmes, Jr.; Pembroke, 
C. F. Perry; Pinehurst Community, H. A. Campbell; Plainview, B. A. 
Holland; Priest Hill, Brady Pressley; Providence, Junius Ennis; 
Raeford, M. D. Yates; Raven Rock, J. C. Thomas; Red Springs, 
Duncan McGoogan; Riverside, William F. Wade; Sardis, Carlyle 
Williams; Sherwood, W. D. Davis; Shiloh, Fred Riley; Spring Lake 
First, J. A. Wood; St. Pauls, Neill T. Alford; Sunnyside, Colon 
Carter; Trinity, Gene E. Bethea; Union, Ira Turnley; Unity, Henry 
T. Barefoot; Vass, N. N. McLean; Vaughn Memorial, Carl M. Gree- 
son; Village, Dan Shaw; West End, T. Clyde Auman; Westminster, 
Baxter W. Clark. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: The following were excused 
for non-attendance: P. Leslie Bullock, C. M. Gibbs, Drury 
L. Jones, Robert G. Hall, Paul L. Hanks, Vance Baucom, 
Jack White, James Appleby. 

CHURCHES RECEIVED: A letter from the Georgia- 
Carolina Presbytery was read, dismissing Amy's Chapel 
Church and Mount Pelier Church to Fayetteville Presby- 
tery. On motion the churches were received. Elder James 
Bethea of Amy's Chapel and Elder Ervin Ratley, Jr. of 
Mount Pelier were introduced to the Presbytery and en- 
rolled. The Moderator extended a welcome to the churches 
and gave the right hand of fellowship to the representa- 
tives of the churches. 



136 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

MINISTER INTRODUCED: Rev. Robert L. Turner, the 
pastor elect of the Comfort Presbyterian Church, was in- 
troduced to the Presbytery. 

COMMISSIONING SERVICE: A solemn service, com- 
missioning our Commissioners to the General Assembly 
was conducted by the Moderator. 

MODERATOR ELECTED: Rev. Louis C. LaMotte was 
unanimously elected Moderator and Rev. R. 0. Freeman and 
William E. Massey, Jr. were elected Temporary Clerks. 

GAVEL PRESENTED: Rev. James MacKenzie and 
Ruling Elder C. W. Howard presented a gavel to Presbytery 
which was made from the wood of a log which was in the 
first building of Barbecue Presbyterian Church. 

WELCOME: Ruling Elder Johnny Johnson of the Cam- 
eron Church extended a cordial welcome to the Presbytery 
and gave some historical highlights of the church. 

PROGRAM: Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, III presented the 
docket as the Program of Presbytery. It was amended and 
adopted. 

MINISTER RECEIVED: 

The transfer of Rev. Robert L. Turner from the Presbytery of 
Pee Dee was received and Mr. Turner, having been examined ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order and having signed the Minis- 
ter's Obligation was enrolled as a member of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery. 

The following call was placed in Mr. Turner's hands from the 
Comfort Church and accepted by him, promising a salary of $4,300.00 
per year; lVz% to M.A.F., one month's annual leave; household 
expense of $700.00; professional expense $800.00, manse; group 
insurance. 

The following commission was appointed to install him at the 
Comfort Church January 30, 1966 at 7:30 P. M.: Rev. C. K. Ligon 
to preside; Rev. L. B. McKeithen to charge the pastor; Rev. Sted- 
man B. Bryan to charge the congregation; Elders John M. Wilson, 
Lawrence Barrett, Worth Moore, and that Rev. Robert Hart of 
Pee Dee Presbytery be invited to preach the sermon. 

WORLD MISSIONS: Rev. Richard Hayes gave the re- 
port on World Missions, which was adopted. He introduced 



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Rev. Cortez A. Cooper who addressed Presbytery. The re- 
port is as follows: 

The mission study theme for 1966 is "Mission: The Christian's 
Calling." This is the first of the unified themes linking mission at 
home and abroad. This year we observe our first joint season of 
Christian Witness at Home and Abroad, from New Year's Day until 
Easter. This theme will seek to call the church, in every place and 
every dimension of its life, to its missionary nature and vocation. 

We urge individual sessions to study "A Call to Repentance and 
Expectancy" if they have not already done so, and to seek new ways 
of perfecting their witness here at home as well as abroad. 

We urge each church to make use of the two films in Presby- 
tery's Office, "Taiwan Diary" and "Tale of Two Rivers," both of 
which may be reserved through that office. 

We have two missionaries from the Board of World Missions 
and they will be itinerated from February 4 through February 25. 
Some twenty-eight churches have asked for mission speakers. We 
urge the churches who have not asked for a mission speaker to do 
so now that we might schedule one for them. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the churches of Fayetteville Presbytery, both corporate 
and individual be reminded of the church's urgent need of prayer 
by God's people for the church's fidelity to her total mission in the 
world, including witness to those outside the church at home and 
abroad; that the sessions give special encouragement to regular 
prayer services and development of prayer groups; that a special 
cause of prayer for world missions be for God's guidance amid crises 
which demand an increasing measure of dedication and spiritual 
light and power. 

2. That every congregation of Fayetteville Presbytery share in 
meeting human need in the name of Christ as a part of its witness 
and service through dedicated participation in the special Easter 
offering for Overseas Relief and by the regular collection of clothing 
for overseas use. 

3. That Fayetteville Presbytery change its Manual to elect a 
Chairman for World Missions at its Spring meeting in order that he 
might have the benefit of the training given to Presbytery chairmen 
at the World Missions Conference in Montreat; this will eliminate 
the change of the chairman during the Christian Witness season. 

4. That each session of Presbytery begin now to plan to urge 
one or more of its young people to go on the Youth Caravan to 
Mexico in 1967, June 28-July 12, and that, as an added incentive, to 
provide at least $200 scholarhip for each young person going from 
that church. 



138 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

5. That each session investigate and seriously consider the pos- 
sibility of at least partially supporting a missionary in some way, if 
it is only a work support. 

LETTER FROM HORSESHOE : Rev. W. S. Golden read 
a, letter from the Horseshoe Church, thanking the Presby- 
tery for past assistance and stating they would assume 
full support. The Church Extension Committee was in- 
structed to send a letter of commendation to the church 
and to express appreciation to Rev. W. S. Golden for his 
fine service. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The following were ap- 
pointed to the Standing Committee of Resolutions: Rev. 
Lawrence W. Kessler, Elders Ervin Ratcliff and James 
Currie. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess after being led in 
prayer by Rev. L. B. McKeithen. 

Presbytery reconvened with the singing of "Praise Ye 
the Lord, the Almighty." 

MINISTER INTRODUCED: Rev. Alvin Smith of Ap- 
pomattox Presbytery was introduced and invited to sit as 
a visiting brother. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Rev. Richard Hayes was 
elected Moderator-Nominee for the April Meeting of the 
Presbytery. 

COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE: Presbytery resolved 
itself into a Committee of the Whole to examine the Ses- 
sional Records. Having examined the records the Commit- 
tee arose and the Moderator resumed his chair. 

REVISION OF THE CONSTITUTION: The report of 
the Ad Interim Committee on the proposed revision of the 
Constitution as sent down by the General Assembly for the 
advice and consent of the Presbytery, was presented by 
Rev. L. B. McKeithen, recommending the adoption of all 
the revisions. The report was approved, the Presbytery 
voting "yes" on all proposed amendments. 



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TREASURER'S REPORT: Rev. C. K. Ligon gave the 
Treasurer's Report which was received as information. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. A. N. Wells gave the 
report of Presbytery's Council. The report was received as 
information and the following recommendation was adopt- 
ed: That hereafter the Presbytery have its second Stated 
Meeting of the year in April, and have an Adjourned Meet- 
ing in June or early July to examine Candidates for Ordina- 
tion, to hear a report from the Commissioners to the 
General Assembly, and attend to other matters which may 
need Presbytery's action. 

The Presbytery recommitted to the Council a further 
study of the times of Presbytery Meetings. 

NOMINATIONS: Rev. L. B. McKeithen gave the report 
of the Committee on Nominations. The report was ap- 
proved and is as follows: Rev. Larry Parker to the Com- 
mittee on Christian Education, Class 1967; Rev. Robert F. 
Sloop to the Church Extension Committee, Class of 1967. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. B. E. 
Dotson gave the report on Assembly's and Synod's Agen- 
cies. The report was received as information. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
Rev. Julian Lake gave the report of the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work. The report was received as infor- 
mation and the following recommendations adopted: 

1. That Rev. Robert L. Turner be examined for reception as a 
member of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

2. That the following requests for changes in terms of calls be 
approved: From Barbecue for Rev. James D. MacKenzie; profes- 
sional expense from $550 to $670. From Bethel for Rev. Vance Bau- 
com; professional expense from $7 — .00 to $800.00. From Bethesda 
for Rev. W. C. Neill; salary from $5,000.00 to $5,500.00; household 
expense, $600.00 added. Big Rockfish for Rev. Jack M. White; salary 
from $1,713 to $1,833. Cameron Hill for Rev. C. I. Calcote, salary 
from $1,506.00 to $2,150.00; professional expense from $500.00 to 
$550.00. Carthage for Rev. B. E. Dotson; salary from $5,000.00 to 
$5,500.00; Cedar Rock for Rev. J. Ray Dickens; salary from $1,600.00 
to $1,760.00. Centre for Rev. A. A. Myers, Jr., salary from $3,900.00 
to $4,100.00. Cypress for Rev. C. I. Calcote, salary from $2,100.00 to 
$2,200.00 Ebenezer for Rev. C. W. Kimbrough; professional expense 
from $1,000.00 to $1,200.00. Elise for Rev. Richard A. Park, $500.00 



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added for utilities. Ephesus for Rev. J. Ray Dickens, salary from 
$2,200.00 to $2,255.00. Friendship for Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson, 
professional expense from $120.00 to $180.00. Galatia for Rev. H. 
Dewey Herring, salary from $5,400.00 to $6,000.00. Highland for Rev. 
L. B. McKeithen, salary from $10,500.00 to $11,500.00. Maxton First 
for Rev. W. Spencer Hamrick, salary from $5,000.00 to $5,600.00, 
$400.00 for utilities. Midway for Rev. David Gullett, salary from 
$3,300.00 to $3,600.00. Montpelier, professional expense from $1,150.00 
to $1,300.00. Olivia for Rev. James D. MacKenzie, professional ex- 
pense from $550.00 to $670.00. Peace for Rev. C. S. Albright, 
$1,100.00 for manse rental. Pembroke for Rev. David Gullett, salary 
from $1,500 to $1,600; professional expense from $250.00 to $400.00. 
Philadelphus for Rev. James B. MacLeod, salary from $3,000.00 to 
$3,400.00, house expense from $600.00 to $1,200.00. Pleasant View 
for Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson, salary from $540.00 to $660.00. Rae- 
ford for Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, salary from $8,000.00 to $8,300.00, 
professional expense from $1,350.00 to $1,650.00, utilities from 
$550.00 to $650.00. Red Springs for Rev. Robert G. Hall, salary from 
$7,000.00 to $7,250.00. Rex for Rev. Henry L. Willis, salary from 
$600.00 to $000.00. Rowland for Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth, pro- 
fessional expense from $800.00 to $1,100.00. Shiloh for Rev. Vance 
Baucom, professional expense from $500.00 to $550.00. Spring Lake 
First for Rev. Richard P. Hayes, salary from 5,200.00 to $5,450.00. 
Vaughn Memorial for Rev. George D. Alexander, salary from 
$5,000.00 to $5,300.00. 

MINISTER DIVESTED: The Rev. Lloyd Kay was per- 
mitted to demit the ministry. He was divested of his office 
without censure and was assigned church membership in 
the First Methodist Church of Hamilton, Ohio. 

CANDIDATES: The Report of the Committee on Can- 
didates was given by Rev. C. S. Albright. The report was 
received as information. In regard to candidates who have 
been dropped from the roll, Presbytery voted that, to be 
reinstated, they would have to be reexamined by the Pres- 
bytery. 

WOMEN'S WORK. Rev. George R. Cheney presented 
Mrs. John Nance of Fayetteville who gave the Annual Re- 
port on Women's Work. The report was received as infor- 
mation. 

STATED SUPPLY: Rev. James B. MacLeod was ap- 
proved as Stated Supply for the Philadelphus Church for 
one year. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. William N. Gordon 
presented the report on Christian Education. The report 



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was received as information and its recommendations 
adopted : 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That all churches of Fayetteville Presbytery be urged to or- 
ganize Home and Family Nurture Committees in accordance with 
the manual by the CLC Press. 

2. That all churches of Fayetteville Presbytery publicize the 
courses on Home and Family Nurture that will be taught in the two 
remaining Leadership Schools. These courses are open to everyone, 
and will be particularly helpful to members of local Home and 
Family Nurture Committees. 

3. That the Camp and Conference schedule as printed be 
approved. 

4. In response to a request from the Camp and Conference 
Committee that representatives of this committee visit sessions 
and/or churches of the Presbytery to present the camp program, 
opportunities, plans and needs, we recommend to, and encourage 
sessions and churches to invite these representatives to meet with 
them to give such a presentation. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson pre- 
sented the report on Church Extension. The report was 
received as information and the recommendations were 
adopted and are as follows: 

REPORT OF CHURCH EXTENSION 
RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Hope Mills be classified as new work, in that the 
recent influx of population and coming new industry offers oppor- 
tunity for a new evangelistic thrust. 

2. That College Heights begin now to study and devise a plan 
to decrease asking by 10% in 1967. The committee offers itself to 
assist in this, if requested. 

3. That the session of Westminster Church be invited to dis- 
cuss the future v/ith a sub-committee of the Church Extension 
Committee, and be informed that Presbytery would expect at least 
20% in 1967 decrease in asking of supplemental aid. 

4. That each congregation in the Presbytery observe the Wit- 
ness Season emphases, especially the "Call to Repentance and 
Expectancy" for the best possible implementation in any way they 
see fit. 

5. That the booklet "New Wineskins" be studied; that the 
response forms be filled in and returned to Presbytery's office as 
soon as possible. 



142 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

6. That each session have a course of study based on Charles 
Shedd's book, "The Pastoral Ministry of Church Officers." 

7. That the sessions and congregations of Cypress and Cam- 
eron Hill churches be commended for going self-support in 1966. 

8. That the sessions and congregations of Bonnie Doone, 
Cedar Rock and Ephesus Churches be commended for taking 10% 
more of their pastor's support for 1966. 

9. That the sessions and congregations of the churches of 
Fayetteville Presbytery be reminded of the action of Fayetteville 
Presbytery at the 347th Stated Meeting designating Sunday, Monday 
and Tuesday, February 27, 28 and March 1, as a period of simul- 
taneous exchange of pulpits. Details of this will reach the ministers 
of the Presbytery from the Evangelism Sub-Committee in the next 
few days. 

10. Resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery, on the recommen- 
dation of its Church Extension Committee, borrow from the Board 
of Church Extension of the Presbyterian Church in the United 
States, Inc. the additional sum of six thousand ($6,000.00) dollars to 
be reloaned to the Westminster Presbyterian Church and applied 
on the cost of the construction of its Educational Building: that the 
Executive Secretary of Fayetteville Presbytery be authorized to 
sign for this Presbytery a note in said sum and any other papers 
necessary to obtain such loan and to assign the note and Deed of 
Trust of the Westminster Presbyterian Church to said board as 
security for this loan. 

11. That Chaplain C. R. Jenkins be commended for his out- 
standing service at the Veterans' Administration Hospital in 
Fayetteville. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS: Rev. A. C. Trivette presented 
the report on Sessional Records. The report was received 
as information. The committee was asked to make a study 
of the method of examining records and report at the Fall 
Meeting. 

REPORT ON COMMISSIONS: The following reports on 
Commissions to Install were admitted to record: 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville to install Rev. Law- 
rence W. Kessler as pastor of the Mount Pisgah Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 6:30 P.M., on October 10, 1965. The following 
were present: Ministers: Cheves K. Ligon, C. I. Calcote, L. B. Mc- 
Keithen. Ruling Elders: Neill McK. Ross, Edwin Bain. The meeting 
was opened with prayer. Rev. C. I. Calcote was elected chairman 
and Rev. Chevis K. Ligon clerk. The commission then met with the 
congregation of the church. Rev. C. I. Calcote presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. Cheves K. Ligon preached 
the sermon. Elder Neill McK. Ross charged the minister. Rev. L. B. 
McKeithen charged the congregation. Rev. Lawrence W. Kessler 
was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Mount 



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Pisgah Presbyterian Church according to the Book of Church Order. 
The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly in- 
stalled minister. The minutes of the commission were adopted and 
the commission was adjourned with prayer. 

C. I. Calcote, Chairman 
C. K. Ligon, Clerk 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. J. Allan Smyth as assistant pastor of the Sansom Chapel, 
Riverside Presbyterian Church met at the church at Dunn at 7:15 
P.M., on October 17, 1965. The following were present: Ministers: 
Billy Herring, Eugene C. Ensley, Robert S. Arrowood, Rev. Alton 
Buzbee by invitation. Ruling Elders: Locke Muse, Ralph Wade, Gar- 
land Core. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. Billy H. 
Herring was elected chairman and R. S. Arrowood clerk. The com- 
mission then met with the congregation of the church. Rev. Billy H. 
Herring presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. 
Alton Buzbee preached the sermon. Rev. R. S. Arrowood charged 
the minister. Rev. Eugene Ensley charged the congregation. Rev. 
J. Allan Smyth was declared duly elected and instaled as assistant 
pastor of the Sansom Chapel, Riverside Presbyterian Church ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded 
with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes 
of the commission were adopted and the commission was adjourned 
with prayer. 

B. H. Herring, Chairman 
R. S. Arrowood, Clerk 



RESOLUTIONS: Rev. James MacKenzie gave the re- 
port of the Committee on Resolutions. The report was 
approved by a rising vote and is as follows: The Presby- 
tery of Fayetteville in its meeting here in Cameron Pres- 
byterian Church, January 25, 1966, express our apprecia- 
tion and thanks for many courtesies and much kindness 
shown us; especially the use of the Church Sanctuary for 
our assembly; to the Pastor and Session for the helpful 
worship service and the serving of the elements of com- 
munion; to the men who directed the parking of the auto- 
mobiles; and those who prepared and served so bountiful 
a dinner; and we are sure many others who in many ways 
prepared for our comfort and convenience in such manner 
as to merit our genuine thanks and appreciation. 

We ask that the pastor convey to the Cameron congre- 
gation these resolutions of appreciation and gratitude. 

COMMITTEE ON MANUAL: The report of the Com- 
mittee on Manual was presented by Rev. L. B. McKeithen. 
The report was adopted and is as follows: 



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REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON REVISION 
OF THE MANUAL 

The Committee on the Manual of Fayetteville Presbytery has 
decided not to do a thorough-going revision of the manual at this 
time, in light of the proposed structural reorganizations now being 
proposed. The worship and work reorganization has been imple- 
mented in some of the churches of the Presbytery, but there is :io 
indication at this time that it is even being considered by the Synod 
or the General Assembly. In fact, there is word in the church papers 
that a new and different structural organization is being worked up 
by a group within the church for possible presentation to a future 
General Assembly meeting. 

Therefore, your committee informs you of the fact that it is the 
plan at present to make certain minor revisions along the general 
organizational lines now laid down in the manual. Individuals and 
committees within the organization of Fayetteville Presbytery are 
invited to address suggested changes to either the chairman of this 
committee or the Executive Secretary of the Presbytery. 

Your committee was charged with bringing in a recommenda- 
tion on a proposal made at a recent meeting of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery regarding amendments to the manual. It was proposed that a 
2/3 vote at two successive meetings of Presbytery be required in 
order to amend (or revise) the Manual of Fayetteville Presbytery. 
The majority report of your committee is that we favor the 2/3 vote 
requirement but that we doubt the constitutionality of the require- 
ment that it be taken at two successive meetings of Fayetteville 
Presbytery. Therefore we make the following recommendation: 

RECOMMENDATION: That the present ruling requiring a 
majority of 2/3 of the members voting at a Stated Meeting of 
Fayetteville's Presbytery be necessary for amending (or revising) 
the Presbytery's Manual stand. 

PICTURE: The following motion was approved by the 
Presbytery: That the Stated Clerk be requested to engage 
a photographer to take a group picture of the Presbytery 
of Fayetteville as its April Meeting, 1966, and that a copy 
be sent to the Historical Foundation at Montreat, another 
copy to the Historical Archives of the Synod of North 
Carolina, a third copy be filed in Presbytery's Office, and 
that copies be made available for purchase by individual 
members of the Presbytery. 

Further, that this be a regular item of business at the 
Summer Meeting of the Presbytery every second year. 

NEXT MEETING: The place of the next meeting was 
referred to the Stated Clerk and the Executive Secretary. 
(The invitation of the Samarcand Manor was accepted). 



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READING OF THE MINUTES: The minutes of the 
meeting were read and approved. 

Adjournment: Presbytery adjourned with prayer and 
the benediction by the Moderator to meet at the Samarcand 
Manor, April 26 at 9:30 A.M. 

Louis C. LaMotte, Moderator, 
Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: Robert S. Arrowood, 
Stated Clerk 



146 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Eagle Springs, N. C, April 26, 1966 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and 
Fiftieth Stated Meeting at the Samarcand Manor, Eagle 
Springs, N. C. on April 26, 1966 at 9:30 A.M. Presbytery 
was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Louis C. La- 
motte. The hymn, "In the Cross of Christ I Glory" was 
sung, after which the Rev. Robert A. Massey led the open- 
ing prayer. 

MEMORIALS : Rev. Robert O. Freeman read a memorial 
for Rev. B. 0. Shannon and Rev. Cheves K. Ligon read a 
memorial for Rev. W. C. Williams. 

(See Page 175) 

A prayer of thanksgiving for the lives of these two men 
was offered by Rev. Robert O. Freeman. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were en- 
rolled : 

C. S. Albright, George Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Vance 
Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, Woodson P. Booth, W. A. Brown, Vernon 
S. Broyles III, Stedman B. Bryan, C. I. Calcote, G. R. Cheney, Jr., 
Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., Rufus A. Cromartie, Fred H. Currie, J. Ray 
Dickens, B. E. Dotson, Eugene C. Ensley, Ben Ferguson, W. K. 
Fitch, Jr., R. O. Freeman, Dawes Graybeal, W. Spencer Hamrick, 
Paul Hanks, Richard P. Hayes, Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey Herring, 
W. H. Jarrett, C. R. Jenkins, L. W. Kessler, C. W. Kimbrough, 
Julian Lake, Louis C. LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, Robert L. Mabson, 
R. A. Massey, James B. MacLeod, Leigh ton McKeithen, Albert A. 
Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Julian D. Nesselrodt, Dan E. Norman, 
Richard Park, Larry G. Parker, R. H. Poole, R. F. Sloop, Allan 
Smyth, S. T. Snively, J. V. C. Summerell, A. C. Trivett, Roy Taylor, 
Robert L. Turner, A. N. Wells, Jack M. White, Frank C. Wilkinson, 
Henry L. Willis, H. L. Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective rep- 
resentatives: Ashpole, A. M. Watson; Ashworth, Duke J. Piner; 
Barbecue, E. L. Cameron, Sr.; Bensalem, N. S. Britt; Benson, Hunter 
J. Woodall; Bethel, D. J. Dalton; Bethesda, John McCrummen; Big 
Rockfish, Marshall Kinlaw; Bluff, Percy Strickland; Bonnie Doone, 
J. R. Johnson; Brownson Memorial, J. E. Currie; Bunnlevel, R. G. B. 
Shaw; Cameron Hill, D. A. Huf fines; Carthage, C. M. Patterson; 
Cedar Rock, C. T. Thomas; Centre, D. H. Wilkinson; Church of the 
Covenant, Ted Roscoe; College Heights, Thomas J. Gavin, Jr.; Com- 
fort, J. T. Pope; Pinehurst Community, B. U. Richardson; Culdee, 



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Lee Williams; Cypress, Martin H. Cameron; First Dunn, Louis P. 
West; Eagle Springs, John W. Bost; Ebenezer, Frank Elliott; Elise, 
W. P. Schumacher; Ephesus, D. C. Holder; Erwin, R. S. Kelly; First 
Fayetteville, F. Orva Perkins; Flat Branch, Ishmael McDonald; 
Godwin, Talmage Baggett; Grove, Ernest Tart; Highland, J. M. 
Wilson; Iona, F. M. Davis; Jackson Springs, H. R. Currie; Lake- 
view, Luen Caviness; Laurel Hill, John A. Barber; Laurinburg, 
H. M. McArn, Jr.; Leaflet, Hubert Cameron; Lillington, Andrew 
Jackson; Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; First Lumberton, James M. 
Russell; McPherson, E. M. McDaniel; Maxton, J. L. Currie; Midway, 
T. M. McRimmon; Montpelier, E. C. Womble; Mount Pisgah, Creech 
Sloan; Olivia, Pate Davis; Peace, Grover J. McKay; Priest Hill, 
J. M. Fields; Providence, J. J. Lee; Raeford, J. S. Johnson; Red 
Springs, Duncan McGoogan; Rex, L. R. Shaw; Rowland, C. J. Cot- 
tingham; Sherwood, Howard Clark; Shiloh, Fred Roley; First Spring 
Lake, Jack Stitch; St. Paul, D. C. McEachern; Sunnyside, Colon 
Carter; Union, G. M. Bailey; Unity, Worth Thornton; Vaughn 
Memorial, H. Ray Ferrell; Vass, D. Leon Keith; West End, M. H. 
Tucker; Westminster, Jim Williams; McMillan, W. C. R. Williams; 
Antioch, W. L. Gibson. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED : The following ministers were 
excused for non-attendance: David Moylan, Ansley C. 
Moore, William E. Massey, Jr., C. Rees Jenkins, James 
Appleby, Guy Morrow, Drury L. Jones, William N. Gordon, 
P. Leslie Bullock, C. J. Hollingsworth, Robert G. Hall, 
Robert F. Park, William S. Golden, Charles M. Gibbs, B. D. 
Gullett, Jr., A. D. Carswell, R. L. Prince, H. W. Gilkeson. 



MODERATOR ELECTED : Rev. Richard P. Hayes was 
elected Moderator. 



TEMPORARY CLERKS: Rev. Allan Smyth and Elder 
Theron Johnson were elected Temporary Clerks. 

WELCOME : Elder Clyde Auman extended a cordial wel- 
come to the Presbytery from the Samarcand Manor. 

PROGRAM: Rev. Louis C. LaMotte presented the 
docket as the program of Presbytery. After being amended 
it was adopted as the program of Presbytery. 

RESOLUTIONS: The following Standing Committee on 
Resolutions was appointed: Rev. H. L. Wilson, Rev. George 
Alexander, Elder John Stitch. 



148 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. A. N. Wells pre- 
sented the report of Presbytery's Council. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations 
were adopted: 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That hereafter Presbytery meetings be held on the first 
Tuesdays of October, February and May of each year. 

2. That sessions make every effort to have all churches repre- 
resented by pastor and local church stewardship chairman 
(or key leader) at the Stewardship Retreat, Camp Monroe, 
April 29-30, beginning at 6 p.m. 

3. That churches submit an up-to-date roll of members, by 
families, with exact address including zip codes, to Presby- 
tery Office, Box 3352, Fayetteville, N. C, as soon as possible. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
Rev. Julian Lake presented the report of the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work. The report was amended 
and adopted and is as follows: 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery, the commission has taken 
the following actions: 

1. Dissolved the associate-pastoral relationship between the 
Fayetteville First Church and the Rev. Millard Stephens. 

2. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Frank 
Scarlett, Jr., and the MacPherson Church, and granted to 
Mr. Scarlett a letter of dismissal to St. Andrews Presbtery 
so that Mr. Scarlett might accept the call of the First 
Church, Winona, Mississippi. 

3. Approved the calls of the Providence-Berea Churches to the 
Rev. J. D. Nesselrodt. 

4. Approved the calls of the Sardis-Palestine Churches to the 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood to serve as Stated Supply, May 31, 1966 
to May 31, 1967. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Rev. J. D. Nesselrodt be examined for membership 
into Fayetteville Presbytery, and, pending a satisfactory 
examination, a commission be appointed to install him as 
pastor of Providence and Berea churches. 

2. That Presbytery direct all churches bring their pastor's sal- 
aries to the Presbytery minimum of $4300 base and $1100 
professional expense. (If churches feel they cannot do this, 
they are invited to confer with the commission.) 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 149 

3. That Presbytery direct all churches carry Assembly Group 
Insurance or its equivalent on pastors and their families. 

4. That increases in the calls of Lakeview and Eureka to Rev. 
Dan E. Norman to $2,400.00 per annum each plus $250.00 
each to professional expense. And the increase of the sal- 
aries of Godwin and McMillan to a total of $5,400.00 per year 
be approved. 

GIRLS CHORUS: The Girls Chorus of the Samarcand 
Manor entertained the Presbytery with several selections. 
They were under the direction of Mrs. Thelma Alpert. 

MISS REVA MITCHELL: Miss Reva Mitchell, Super- 
intendent of Samarcand Manor, addressed the Presbytery 
and extended a cordial welcome. 

MINISTER RECEIVED : Rev. Julian D. Nesselrodt was 
received by transfer from Albemarle Presbytery. He was 
examined according to the Book of Church Order, which, 
having been sustained and he having signed the Minister's 
Obligation, was enrolled as a member of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery. 

The following calls from Providence and Berea Churches 
were placed in his hands and accepted by him: From 
Providence, $4,420.00 salary, 7%% to M.A.F., group insur- 
ance, month's vacation. From Berea, $1,580.00 salary, 
7%% to M.A.F., group insurance, month's vacation were 
placed in Mr. Nesselrodt's hands and accepted by him. 

The following commission was appointed to install Rev. 
Julian D. Nesselrodt in the Providence and Berea churches. 
The service to be held at the Providence Church on May 
15, 1966 at 7:30 P.M. Rev. H. Dewey Herring to preside 
and propound the Constitutional Questions; Rev. Cheves 
K. Ligon to preach; Rev. L. B. McKeithen to charge the 
pastor; Rev. B. E. Dotson to charge the congregation, with 
Elders Wilbert Coats, Elbert Stephenson, Clarence Lee. 

CANDIDATES RECEIVED: Rev. Claire S. Albright, 
Chairman of the Committee on Candidates, presented Paul 
White of the First Presbyterian Church of Raeford, and 
Robert McGirt of the First Presbyterian Church of Red 
Springs. They were examined according to the Book of 
Church Order and enrolled as candidates. Rev. A. N. Wells 
offered prayer for the candidates, and Rev. Louis C. La- 
Motte gave them a solemn charge. 



150 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

RECESS 

Presbytery took recess at twelve o'clock. During recess 
a photo of the Presbytery was taken at the direction of the 
Presbytery. 

A delicious dinner was served by the Samarcand Manor. 

RECONVENE: Presbytery reconvened at 1:45 with 
the singing of the hymn, "I Need Thee Every Hour." Pray- 
er was led by the Moderator. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Mr. Guyton Smith of the 
First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, was elected Moderator- 
Nominee. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. Stedman B. Bryan gave 
the report of the Committee on Church Extension. The re- 
port was received as information. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. A. A. Myers, Jr., gave 
the report on Christian Education. The report was received 
as information. 

OFFERING RECEIVED : A generous offering was re- 
ceived for the purchase of Bibles for the girls of Samarcand 
Manor. 

NOMINATIONS: The report on Nominations was given 
by Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen. The report was adopted 
and is as follows: 

1. That Mr. J. B. Cameron and Mr. McKay Blue be re-elected 
Trustees of Sandy Grove Cemetery. 

2. That Rev. Kemper Fitch be elected to the Permanent Com- 
mittee on Christianity and Health, class of 1968 to fill the unexpired 
term of Rev. Frank M. Scarlett, Jr. 

3. That Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr., be re-elected Trustee of 
Davidson College, class Fall of 1970. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES: Rev. Vernon S. Broyles, III 
gave the report of the Committee on Bills and Overtures. 
The report was approved and is as follows: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 151 

While we are in basic accord with the Overture from the Session 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville, North Carolina, 
inasmuch as the timing of the 1966 General Assembly makes it im- 
possible for this Overture to reach that body for action, we recom- 
mend: 

That the Overture be returned to the Session of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville to be considered in light of the 
actions of the 1966 General Assembly, and then be re-submitted, at 
their discretion, in time to come before the General Assembly of 
1967. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Crawford MacKethan 

W. A. Brown 

Claire S. Albright 

Vernon S. Broyles, III, Chairman 

Committee members not in attendance: 
W. C. Neill 
R. H. Poole 

RESOLUTIONS : The report of the Committee on Reso- 
lutions was given by Rev. H. L. Wilson. The report was 
adopted and is as follows: 

Be it resolved — That Fayetteville Presbytery at its Three Hun- 
dred and Fiftieth Stated Meeting express its thanks to Miss Reva 
Mitchell, the staff, and students of Samarcand Manor for the warm 
welcome, gracious reception, girls choir and Mrs. Thelma Alpert, 
director, delicious dinner, and an individual gift of a hand-woven 
place mat. 

Be it further resolved — The Presbytery express its thanks to 
the Rev. Fred Currie and Dawes Graybeal for making the Presby- 
tery aware of Samarcand Manor, the needs of the institution, and 
arranging the hospitality and overall use of the facilities. 

Be it further resolved — The Presbytery express its thanks to 
the Rev. Richard Hayes for his manner of expediting the business 
of the Presbytery in the capacity of moderator. 

Be it further resolved — The Presbytery express its sympathy to 
the Rev. and Mrs. William E. Massey in the loss of their son and 
wish him full recovery from his accident. 

Be it further resolved — That Presbytery express its sympathy to 
the Rev. W. S. Golden in the loss of his wife. 

MINISTRY AT SAMARCAND MANOR APPROVED: 
On motion of Rev. A. N. Wells Presbytery expressed ap- 
preciation to Rev. Fred Currie and Rev. Dawes Graybeal 
and their congregations for their ministry at Samarcand 
Manor. We commend their efforts to extend and enlarge 



152 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

their ministry, and that they be asked to keep the Presby- 
tery informed regarding future plans and needs. 

ADJOURNED MEETING: The invitation of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Dunn to hold the adjourned meet- 
ing in that church was accepted with thanks. The time for 
the meeting was set for June 26, 1966 at 2:30 P.M. 

NEXT MEETING: The next Stated Meeting of Presby- 
tery was placed in the hands of the Stated Clerk and Execu- 
tive Secretary to secure a place. The next meeting will be 
at Camp Monroe on October 4, 1966 at 9:30 A.M. 

READING OF MINUTES: The minutes were read and 
approved. Presbytery adjourned with prayer and the 
Apostolic Benediction. 

Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 
Richard P. Hayes, Moderator 

ATTEST: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 153 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTIETH 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Dunn, N. C, June 26, 1966 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in Adjourned Session, June 
26, 1966 at 2:30 P.M. at the Dunn Presbyterian Church. 
The meeting was called to order and led in prayer by the 
Moderator, Rev. Richard P. Hayes. 

WELCOME: Presbytery was welcomed to the Host 
Church by the pastor, Rev. Eugene C. Ensley. 

ENROLLMENT : The following ministers were enrolled : 

George D. Alexander, James Appleby, R. S. Arrowood, H. Hoover 
Bear, Burris M. Bender, W. A. Brown, Leslie Bullock, G. R. Cheney, 
Jr., Fred H. Currie, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, D. H. Dulin, 
Eugene Ensley, H. W. Gilkeson, Dawes B. Graybeal, Robert G. Hall, 
Richard P. Hayes, Billy H. Herring, C. Rees Jenkins, C. W. Kim- 
brough, Louis C. LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, A. Douglas McArn, Leighton 

B. McKeithen, William E. Massey, Jr., D. H. Moylan, A. A. Myers, 
Jr., Julian D. Nesselrodt, Richard Park, Larry G. Parker, R. L. 
Prince, Frank E. Smith, Allan Smyth, Roy D. Taylor, R. L. Turner, 
Jack M. White, Frank C. Wilkinson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives: 

Antioch, H. A. McKenzie; Ashpole, Edgar Bracey; Ashworth, 
Pascal Barber, Jr.; Bensalem, Fullar Monroe; Benson, H. J. Woodall; 
Bluff, Hugh Walker; Bonnie Doone, Theron H. Johnson; Brownson 
Memorial, Harrell Johnson; Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd; Cameron, Albert 

A. Cole; Cedar Rock, C. T. Thomas; Center, D. H. Wilkinson; Church 
in the Pines, I. V. Regan; Church of the Covenant, Ted Roscoe; 
Comfort, Frank L. Sessoms; Cypress, Z. V. Brooks; Dunn, E. W. 
Smith; Eagle Springs, John W. Bost; Ebenezer, Kirk Ennis; Ephesus, 
D. C. Holder; Erwin, K. W. Ballentine; Eureka, J. W. Blue; First 
Fayetteville, G. S. Quillin; Flat Branch, Ishmael McDonald; Galatia, 
M. C. Newton; Godwin, Robert Weeks; Grove, Michael Varsho; 
Highland, James H. Wilson; Laurel Hill, H. O. Newton; Lillington, 
Edgar R. Bain; First Lumberton, J. C. Morrison; McMillan, Gordon 

C. Williams; McPherson, E. V. Edens; Manly, Daniel B. West; Mont- 
pelier, J. H. Peden; Olivia, D. E. Graham; Pinehurst Community, 

B. A. Richardson; Providence, Cleon Bailey; Raeford, Ralph W. 
Barnhart; Riverside, Ralph Wade; Sherwood, Harold Matthews; 
Shiloh, Harry Thornberg; Smyrna, J. H. Ray; First Spring Lake, 
John F. Sticht; Unity, Henry T. Barefoot; Vass, H. D. Jackson; 
Vaughn Memorial, John I. Dunham. 



154 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

MINISTERS EXCUSED : The following ministers were 
excused for non-attendance: A. C. Trivette, William M. 
Alexander, Ansley C. Moore, H. L. Wilson, Cortez A. 
Cooper, Stedman B. Bryan, William N. Gordon, Vance 
Baucom, Ben F. Ferguson. 

REPORT OF COMMISSIONS: The following report of 
the commissions to install Rev. Robert L. Turner and Julian 
D. Nesselrodt were admitted to record. 



The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Robert Lee Turner as pastor of the Comfort Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:15 P.M. on February 6, 1966. The 
following were present: Ministers: Stedman Bryan, Cheves Ligon. 
Ruling Elders: Lawrence Barrett, Worth Moore. The meeting was 
opened with prayer. Mr. Lawrence Barrett was elected chairman 
and C. K. Ligon clerk. The commission then met with the congre- 
gation of the church. C. K. Ligon presided and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. Rev. Robert Hart preached the sermon. C. K. 
Ligon charged the minister. Stedman Bryan charged the congrega- 
tion. Rev. Robert L. Turner was declared duly elected and installed 
as pastor of the Comfort Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly 
installed minister. The minutes of the commission were adopted and 
the commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Lawrence Barrett, Chairman 
Cheves K. Ligon, Clerk 

MINISTER RECEIVED : Rev. Frank E. Smith was re- 
ceived from the St. John's Presbytery, and having been 
examined according to the Book of Church Order, and 
having signed the Ministers' Affirmation, he was enrolled 
as a member of Fayetteville Presbytery. The following calls 
from the Hope Mills and Campbellton churches were placed 
in his hands and accepted by him: From Hope Mills prom- 
ising $2,100.00 salary, 7%% M.A.F., moving expense, group 
insurance and one month's annual leave. From Campbell- 
ton: Salary $1,200.00; 7i/ 2 % M.A.F., 1/5 moving, 1/5 group 
insurance, one month's annual leave. 

The following order was taken for his installation: At 
Hope Mills, July 10, 1966 at 8:00 P.M. Rev. C. K. Ligon to 
preside ; Rev. Robert L. Turner to preach the sermon ; Rev. 
Dewey Herring to charge the minister; Elder Neill Baker 
charged the congregation, with Elders Willard Smith and 
James Gray. 









MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 155 

At Campbellton July 17, 1966 at 8:00 P.M., Rev. Robert 
L. Turner to preside; Rev. Rees Jenkins to preach the ser- 
mon; Rev. Robert Turner to charge the pastor; Rev. H. 
Dewey Herring to charge the congregation, with Elders 
Duke Piner, Thurman Bishop and Earl Bishop. 

SERMON BY CANDIDATE: Presbytery next heard a 
sermon by Candidate Richard Brand who comes to the 
Presbytery by letter from the Presbytery of Lexington. The 
sermon and his Thesis and Exegesis were sustained as sat- 
isfactory parts of trial. 

The transfer of Rev. Clifford William Hull was received 
from St. John's Presbytery and he was admitted with Mr. 
Brand to examination. Their statements of Christian ex- 
perience, examinations on Theology, Sacraments, Church 
Government and English Bible were sustained as satisfac- 
tory. Candidate William Hull's further examination on 
Thesis and Exegesis and sermon will be given and the 
Stated Meeting of the Presbytery. 

Candidate Richard Brand signified his willingness to 
accept the following call from the Erwin Presbyterian 
Church: Salary $4,200.00, 7l/ 2 % to M.A.F., $1,000.00 house- 
hold expense, manse, $200.00 auto expense, family group 
insurance, moving expense, one month's vacation. 

The following order was made for his ordination and 
installation at the Erwin Presbyterian Church July 17 at 
8:00 P.M.: Rev. J. V. C. Summerell to preside; Rev. James 
Appleby to preach the sermon; Rev. C. K. Ligon to charge 
the pastor; Rev. Eugene Ensley to charge the congrega- 
tion, with Elders Guyton Smith, E. W. Smith, Locke Muse, 
R. S. Kelly, Carl Matthews. 

CANDIDATE RECEIVED : Rev. C. K. Ligon introduced 
Mr. William Arthur dePrater III of the Highland Presby- 
terian Church as a candidate for the ministry. Having been 
examined according to the Book of Church Order as a can- 
didate for the Gospel Ministry he was enrolled as a candi- 
date under the care of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The prayer for the candidate was offered by Rev. 
Cheves K. Ligon and the charge was given by Rev. Leigh- 
ton B. McKeithen. 



156 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORTS OF COMMISSION 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery 
to install the Rev. Julian D. Nesselrodt as pastor of the 
Berea and Providence churches met at the Providence 
Church May 15, 1966 at 7:15 P.M. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by the Rev. 
Leighton B. McKeithen. Rev. Dewey Herring was elected 
chairman, and Cheves K. Ligon secretary. 

The commission met with the congregations in the 
Providence Church sanctuary at 7:30 P.M. Rev. Dewey 
Herring presided and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Rev. Cheves K. Ligon preached the installation ser- 
mon. Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen gave the charge to the 
pastor, and Rev. B. E. Dotson charged the congregation. 
Ruling Elders Wilbert Coats, Clarence Lee, and Elbert 
Stephenson served on the commission. 

The commission reassembled following the service and 
declared that the Rev. J. D. Nesselrodt had been duly in- 
stalled as pastor of the Berea and Providence churches. The 
Rev. B. E. Dotson closed the meeting with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon, Secretary 

CANDIDATES INTRODUCED: Rev. James Appleby 
introduced the following candidates for the ministry: Fred 
Shilling, assistant at Brownson Memorial; George Sprasey, 
assistant at Red Springs; Starke Cauthorn, assistant at 
First Lumberton. 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONERS: The following com- 
missioners to the General Assembly gave oral reports on 
the 1966 Meeting of the Assembly at Montreat: Rev. Ros- 
coe L. Prince, Rev. Leslie Bullock, Rev. Howard Gilkeson, 
Mr. George McNeill, Mr. Eugene Smith. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjourned with prayer to meet at Camp 
Monroe on October 4, 1966 at 9:30 A.M. 

Rev. Richard P. Hayes, Moderator 
Rev. Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: R. S. Arrowood, 
Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 157 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIRST 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Camp Monroe, October 4, 1966 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in its Three Hun- 
dred and Fifty-First Stated Meeting at Camp Monroe, 
N. C. on October 4 at 9 :30 A.M. The meeting was called to 
order by the moderator, Rev. Richard P. Hayes. The open- 
ing prayer was offered by Rev. J. V. C. Summerell. 

COMMUNION SERVICE : The moderator led the ob- 
servance of the Communion of the Lord's Supper, assisted 
by ruling elders from the Presbytery. 

ORGANIZATION : The moderator - nominee, Ruling 
Elder Guyton Smith was elected moderator and Elders 
Irvin Priest and A. B. Carr were elected temporary clerks. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were en- 
rolled : 

Claire S. Albright, George D. Alexander, James Appleby, R. S. 
Arrowood, H. Hoover Bear, Vance Baucom, Burris M,. Bender, Rich- 
ard A. Brand, Vernon S. Broyles, III, Stedman B. Bryan, C. I. 
Calcote, A. D. Carswell, G. R. Cheney, Jr., Jerry R. Cook, Cortez A. 
Cooper, Jr., Rufus A. Cromartie, Fred H. Currie, J. Ray Dickens, 
B. E. Dotson, Eugene C. Ensley, Ben F. Ferguson, W. K. Fitch, 
R. O. Freeman, H. W. Gilkeson, Dawes B. Graybeal, Robert G. Hall, 
W. Spencer Hamrick, Paul Hanks, R. P. Hayes, Billy Herring, H. 
Dewey Herring, Charles J. Hollingsworth, C. R. Jenkins, L. W. 
Kessler, C. W. Kimbrough, Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Julian Lake, 
Louis C. LaMotte, Cheves K. Ligon, James B. MacLeod, R. A. 
Massey, William E. Massey, Jr., A. Douglas McArn, Leighton B. 
McKeithen, Albert A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Julian D. Nesselrodt, 
Dan E. Norman, Richard A. Park, Robert F. Park, Larry G. Parker, 
R. H. Poole, R. L. Prince, Grant Sharp, R. F. Sloop, Frank Smith, 
Allan Smyth, S. T. Snively, John S. Steele, J. V. C. Summerell, Roy 
D. Taylor, A. C. Trivette, Robert Lee Turner, C. M. Voyles, A. N. 
Wells, Jack M. White, Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. Wilson. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respec- 
tive representatives: 

Amy's Chapel, James Bethea; Antioch, W. L. Gibson; Ashpole, 
W. B. Bracey: Ashworth, C. C. Bailey; Barbecue, J. T. Warwick; 
Bensalem, J. L. Williams; Benson, H. J. Woodall; Bethesda, Frank 
McNeill; Big Rockfish, Guy O. Loftis; Bluff, Percey Strickland; 



158 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Bonnie Doone, James W. Herring; Brownson Memorial, R. L. Chand- 
ler, Jr.; Cameron, Henry Gilchrist; Cape Fear, Ernest M. Brown; 
Carthage, M. T. Stewart; Cedar Rock, John Mason; Centre, Ted 
English; Church in the Pines, Mrs. Getzen Matthews; Church of the 
Covenant, G. L. McNeill; College Heights, Rudolph Jones; Pinehurst 
Community, J. Ellis Fields; Culdee, Holt McKenzie; Cypress, John 
Baker; Dunn First, Guyton Smith; Ebenezer, E. V. Creech; Elise, 
Arnold Swindell; Ephesus, J. M. Wallace; Erwin, R. S. Kelly; Eureka, 
John M. Blue; Fayetteville First, F. Orva Perkins; Friendship, 
M. B. Barrintine; Galatia, K. P. Ritter; Godwin, Talmage Baggett; 
Highland, A. B. Carr; Hope Mills, A. L. Bynum; Iona, Robert Mc- 
Millan; Jackson Springs, W. E. Graham; Laurel Hill, James P. Mc- 
Millan; Laurinburg, Silas M. Vaughn; Leaflet, Gattis B. Thomas; 
Lillington, Elton W. Arnold; Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; Lum- 
berton First, Kenneth McLean; Maxton, J. L. Currie; McMillan, 
W. C. R. Williams; McPherson, E. M. McDaniel; Middleton Heights, 
Henry M. Causey, Jr.; Midway, T. M. McRimmon; Mohtpelier, S. T. 
Womble; Mount Pelier, Noah McRae; Mount Pisgah, C. F. Sloan; 
Parkton, J. Lacy Armstrong; Priest Hill, Irvin L. Priest; Provi- 
dence, Cleon Bailey; Raeford, H. R. McLean; Raven Rock, Norman 
Patterson; Red Springs, Duncan McGoogan; Rex, H. P. Johnson; 
Riverside, Ralph Wade; Sardis, J. Carlyle Williams; Sherwood, 
Upton Tyson; Shiloh, N. F. Sinclair; Smyrna, Lonnie T. Smith; 
Spring Lake, D. H. Johnson; St. Pauls, W. A. McKay, Jr.; Sunny- 
side, Lonnie Owen; Trinity, Oscar McCormick; Union, Jesse Briggs; 
Unity, Worth Thornton; Vass, N. N. McLean; Vaughn Memorial, 
Ellis R. Beard; Village, Durant O. Cooper; West End, Allan Mc- 
Donald; Westminster, William D. Stanton. 

WELCOME: Rev. Paul Hanks gave a welcome and 
announcements. 

PROGRAM: Rev. R. P. Hayes presented the docket. It 
was approved as the program of Presbytery. 

RESOLUTIONS: The moderator appointed the follow- 
ing committee on Resolutions: Rev. Roscoe L. Prince, Rev. 
H. L. Wilson, Elder R. S. Kelly. 

COMMUNICATIONS: Communications were read by 
the Stated Clerk and disposed of as follows: In regard to 
the honorable retirement of Rev. Lawrence G. Calhoun 
from the Board of World Missions, the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work was authorized to honorably retire 
him when honorable retirement was applied for by him. 

From Rev. John Walker in regard to the boundaries of 
Presbytery, was referred to the Committee on Church 
Extension. 



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The Proposed Amendments to the Constitution were 
referred to the following committee appointed by the mod- 
erator: Rev. Roscoe L. Prince, Rev. W. S. Golden, Elder 
E. W. Smith. 

The study on the confessional statements as requested 
by the General Assembly was referred to the following com- 
mittee appointed by the moderator: Rev. C. K. Ligon, Rev. 
R. F. Sloop and Rev. R. 0. Freeman. 

EXCUSED : The following were excused for non-attend- 
ance: Rev. C. M. Gibbs, D. H. Dulin, J. Ray Dickens, W. S. 
Golden, R. K. Gustafson, H. L. Willis, J. D. MacKenzie. 
Rev. J. V. C. Summerell and Elder F. Orva Perkins were 
excused after 3:00 PM. 

COMMISSION REPORTS: The following commissions 
to Ordain and Install were admitted to record: 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. FRANK SMITH 

The Presbytery Commission to install the Rev. Frank E. Smith 
as pastor of the Hope Mills Church met at the Hope Mills Church 
at 7:45 P.M. on July 10. Rev. C. K. Ligon opened the meeting with 
prayer. Rev. Dewey Herring was elected chairman and C. K. Ligon 
secretary. 

The commission met with the congregation at 8:00 P.M. Rev. 
C. K. Ligon presided and propounded the constitutional questions. 
Rev. Robert L. Turner preached the installation sermon. Ruling 
Elder James Gray gave the invocation; Ruling Elder Willard Smith 
read the Scripture; and Ruling Elder Neill Baker charged the con- 
gregation. Rev. Dewey Herring charged the minister. 

The commission declared that the Rev. Frank Smith was duly 
installed as pastor of the Hope Mills Church. The meeting was closed 
with prayer. 

C. K. Ligon, Secretary 

COMMISSION TO INSTALL REV. FRANK SMITH 

The Presbytery Commission to install the Rev. Frank Smith as 
pastor of the Campbellton Church met at the Campbellton Church 
at 7:45 P.M. on July 17. Rev. Robert Turner opened the meeting 
with prayer. Thurman C. Bishop was elected chairman and Duke 
Piner secretary. 

The commission met with the congregation at 8:00 P.M. Rev. 
Robert Turner presided and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Rev. Reese Jenkins preached the installation sermon. Ruling 



160 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 

Elder Thurman Bishop gave the invocation; Ruling Elder Duke Piner 
read the scripture; and Rev. Robert Turner charged the pastor. Rev. 
Dewey Herring charged the congregation. 

The commission declared that the Rev. Frank Smith was duly 
installed as pastor of the Campbellton Church. The meeting was 
closed with prayer by Rev. Dewey Herring. 

Thurman C. Bishop, Chairman 
Duke J. Piner, Secretary 

Ministers on Commission: Robert Turner, Dewey Herring, Reese 

Jenkins. 
Elders: Duke Piner, Thurman Bishop, Earl Bishop. 

The commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to ordain 
and install Rev. Richard Brand as pastor of the Erwin Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:45 P.M. on July 17, 1966. The follow- 
ing were present: Ministers: J. V. C. Summerell, James Appleby, 
C. K. Ligon, Eugene Ensley. Ruling Elders: Guyton Smith, E. W. 
Smith, Locke Muse, R. S. Kelly, Carl Matthews. The meeting was 
opened with prayer. Rev. J. V. C. Summerell was elected chairman 
and C. K. Ligon clerk. The commission then met with the congre- 
gation of the church. Elder Carl Matthews gave a welcome. Elder 
R. S. Kelly pronounced the invocation. Elder Locke Muse led a re- 
sponsive reading, and Elder E. W. Smith read the scripture. Rev. 
J. V. C. Summerell presided and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Dr. James Appleby preached the sermon. C. K. Ligon charged 
the minister. Rev. Eugene Ensley charged the congregation. Rev. 
Richard Brand was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of 
the Erwin Church according to the Book of Church Order. The 
service was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed 
minister. The minutes of the commission were adopted and the com- 
mission was adjourned with prayer. 

J. V. C. Summerell, Chairman 
C. K. Ligon, Clerk 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: Rev. C. Reese Jenkins gave 
the report on Christian Relations. It was approved and is 
as follows: 

The Committee on Christian Relations has studied the report of 
the General Assembly's Committee on Christian Relations which 
was submitted at the last meeting of the Assembly. The chairman 
of the Presbytery's Committee also attended the meeting of Synod's 
Committee on Christian Relations which met prior to the meeting 
of Synod. 

The report of the Assembly's Committee deals with several 
matters of vital interest and importance to the life and witness of 
our church: 1. The Good Faith and Integrity of Our Church; 2. The 
Theological Basis for Christian Social Action; 3. Questions and An- 
swers on Capital Punishment; 4. Work and Leisure; 5. Policy State- 
ment on Viet Nam. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 161 

It would be impossible to even summarize adequately this 
lengthy but significant report which was submitted to the General 
Assembly in the brief time we have to make this report to Pres- 
bytery. The Assembly voted, however, to have the various parts of 
its committee's report printed and sent down to each local session. 

Perhaps the most significant features of the meeting of Synod's 
Committee on Christian Relations was a report made by the repre- 
sentatives from Orange Presbytery on a Seminar on Christian Social 
Action sponsored by that Presbytery, and which was well attended 
by the members of that Presbytery and other interested people. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. The prayerful and diligent study by all of our ministers, 
elders, and other congregational leaders of the report of the Chris- 
tian Relations Committee of the General Assembly when they re- 
ceive this report from the Stated Clerk of the Assembly. 

2. That Presbytery's Council consider the matter of conducting 
a Seminar on Christian Social Action within the bounds of the Pres- 
bytery and report its decision to the Presbytery. 

3. That Presbytery recognize and commend those cities, towns 
and counties which have elected or appointed Good Neighbor Com- 
mittees, or equivalent groups, whose purpose is to deal with racial 
problems and to work for good relations on the local level. 

4. That Presbytery hear an address by Dr. Rudolph Jones, one 
of the members of this committee. 

5. That the Presbytery engage in a season of prayer for peace 
at home and abroad, a peace founded upon righteousness and justice 
for all men. 

An address on "One Family Under God" was delivered 
by Elder Rudolph Jones, president of Fayetteville Teachers 
College. The Presbytery directed that this report be printed 
and sent to the ministers and representatives. 

STEWARDSHIP : The report on Stewardship was given 
by Elder Frank McNeill. The report was approved and is 
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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 163 

Rev. I. M. Bagnall, Executive Secretary and Stated 
Clerk of Granville Presbytery, gave an excellent address on 
Stewardship. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. A. N. Wells gave the 
report of Presbytery's Council. The report was approved 
with the exception that recommendation seven was recom- 
mitted to the council for further study. The report is as 
follows : 

Report of Presbytery Council 

The Council calls attention to the regulation of the U. S. Post 
Office, that after January 1, 1967, all bulk mail must have the zip 
code on the address. Only a few churches have sent their member- 
ship rolls, for mailing of the "Fayetteville Presbyterian." 

The Council, alsq^ calls attention to a General Assembly com- 
munication which asks churches to consider paying the minister's 
full 10% of his MAF dues, because of the increased dues he now 
pays into Social Security. 
RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the Presbytery set up a Master Calendar for sched- 
uling Presbytery-wide activities, and that committees planning such 
activities report time and place to the Presbytery Office, for clear- 
ance of the date, before making a public announcement. 

2. That Rev. A. A. Myers and Mrs. John Nance be elected to 
the Presbytery Nominating Committee, class 1970. 

3. That churches which have not as yet complied with the 
Presbytery action of April 26, 1966, that their pastors be covered 
under the Assembly Family Group Insurance Program, do so as 
soon as possible. 

4. That Hope Mills Church be hereafter in District 2, instead 
of 5. 

5. That local churches take steps to establish Sunday School 
classes in hospitals, rest homes, and convalescent homes within their 
areas. (This is originally a recommendation of the Christianity and 
Health Committee.) 

6. That churches submit their pledges to the 1967 Benevolence 
Budget by December 15, and that Sessions and Diaconates prayer- 
fully consider increasing the 1966 pledge by 15%. 

7. That there be a called meeting of Presbytery each year soon 
after the adjournment of the General Assembly, to hear reports from 
commissioners to the General Assembly, that opportunity be given 
for questions from the floor, and that church members other than 
representatives to the Presbytery be invited. 

8. That churches be reminded that the Synod tax in 1967 of 
44.13c will be an increase of nearly 2c per member, resulting in Pres- 



164 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

bytery's share of the Presbytery tax of 80c being $360 less than 
1966. (General Assembly receives 26c of the 80c.) 

9. That Presbytery write a letter of deep appreciation to the 
Area DCE, Mrs. George Houck, for her six years of faithful and ef- 
fective service to the churches of Fayetteville Presbytery and the 
Christian Education Committee, expressing regret that she will no 
longer serve in this capacity but also expressing our best wishes 
for her happiness in the future. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. N. Wells, Chairman 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE ASSEMBLY: Rev. L. B. 
McKeithen gave the report of the nominations of the Nomi- 
nating Committee for Commissioners to the General 
Assembly. The following were elected: 



PRINCIPALS 

Ministers Elders 

Leighton B. McKeithen Frank H. McNeill 

Cortez A. Cooper H. C. Newton 

H. Hoover Bear C. Wayne Collier 

Roy D. Taylor G. W. Shaw 

Alternates 

R. S. Arrowood Edward Byrd 

Robert G. Hall D. C. Holder 

A. A. Myers, Jr. Charles Speegle 

Wm. C. Massey, Jr. R. L. Campbell 

Motion prevailed that a chairman of the General As- 
sembly Commissioners be appointed by the Stated Clerk 
following the election of the commissioners. Elder Frank A. 
McNeill was elected chairman. 

INTRODUCTIONS: Candidate James McKinnon, pas- 
tor's assistant of the First Presbyterian Church, Fayette- 
ville ; Rev. Robert Turner of Mecklenburg Presbytery ; Rev. 
Frank F. Baker, Concord Presbytery, were introduced and 
invited to sit as visiting brethren. A number of ruling 
elders were introduced. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE : Rev. P. Leslie Bullock was 
elected moderator-nominee. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 165 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
Rev. Julian Lake presented the report of the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work which was adopted and is 
as follows: 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

The commission has met five times since the June meeting of 
the Presbytery, and has conferred with the pastoral committees of 
all vacant churches. Due to the fact that five pastors left the Pres- 
bytery in August, the Presbytery now has the following vacancies: 
Sunnyside, Ashpole, Bluff, Midway and Pembroke and Fairmont 
First. We are pleased that four churches have called pastors: Mac- 
Pherson, Parkton and Leaflet-Raven Rock. 

The commission sponsored a one-day Retreat for new pastors 
on September 27. 

Since the last meeting, the commission has taken the following 
actions : 

1. Dismissed, — Rev. W. N. Gordon to Albemarle Presbytery, to 
serve the Farmville Church. 

Rev. Millard M. Stephens to Lexington Presbytery. 

Rev. Woodson Booth to Albemarle Presbytery, to serve the 
Rocky Mount, N. C, Second Church. 

Rev. David Gullett to Atlanta Presbytery, to serve the Coving- 
ton and Bethany Churches. 

Rev. William H. Jarrett to Mecklenburg Presbytery, to serve 
the Biscoe Church. 

Rev. William A. Brown to Granville Presbytery, to serve the 
Oakland-White Memorial Churches; Rev Robert L. Babson to Mem- 
phis Presbytery. Rev. Owen L. Norment, Jr. to Hanover Presbytery. 

These ministers were given transfers to other Presbyteries, at 
their own request and with the concurrence of the churches they 
served, after the commission dissolved their pastoral relationships 
to churches in Fayetteville Presbytery. 

2. Dissolved the pastoral relationship between Rev. David 
Moylan and the Ashpole Church ,and granted him permission to 
labor outside the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

3. Approved the following calls: 

MacPherson Church to the Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick. 
Leaflet-Raven Rock Churches to the Rev. John Steele. 
Parkton Church to the Rev. Jerry R. Cook. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

1. That the Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick, Rev. John Steele and 
the Rev. Jerry Cook be examined for membership, and, pending 
satisfactory examinations, that Presbytery commissions be appointed 



166 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 

to install them as pastors of the churches that have called them; 
and, that Mr. William Hull's examination for ordination be com- 
pleted. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Julian Lake 

Rev. John S. Steele, presenting a letter from Norfolk 
Presbytery; Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick, presenting a let- 
ter from Kings Mountain Presbytery ; and Rev. Jerry Cook, 
presenting a letter from Tuscaloosa Presbytery were intro- 
duced to the Presbytery and examined according to the 
Book of Church Order. Their examinations having been 
sustained and they having signed the Minister's Obligation 
they were enrolled as members of the Presbytery of 
Fayetteville. 

The following calls were placed in their hands and accepted 
by them: From Leaflet to Rev. John S. Steele promising a salary 
of $2,800.00; JY Z % M.A.F.; $300.00 household expense; $500.00 auto 
expense; 60% assembly insurance; month's vacation; manse. From 
Raven Rock to Rev. John S. Steele: Salary $1,600.00; $300.00 house- 
hold expense; $500.00 auto expense; 40% assembly insurance; !Vz% 
M.A.F.; month's vacation. 

From Parkton for Rev. Jerry R. Cook: Salary $5,000.00; 10% 
M.A.F.; $700.00 auto expense; $600.00 household expense; manse; 
assembly group insurance; month's vacation. 

From McPherson for Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick: Salary 
$6,200.00; 7% M.A.F.; manse; utilities $700.00; $1,100.00 car ex- 
pense; group insurance; month's vacation. 

RECEPTION OF CANDIDATE: Rev. James Appleby 
presented Candidate William Hull, a part of whose exami- 
nation had been sustained at the Adjourned Meeting in 
June, and his transfer as candidate from the Presbytery of 
St. Johns, Mr. Hull's examination was continued. Mr. Hull 
preached a sermon which was sustained. On the recom- 
mendation of the Examining Committee, his Thesis and 
Exegesis were sustained. Mr. Hull's examination was ap- 
proved and sustained as a whole. Mr. Hull indicated his 
willingness to accept a call from the session of the Lum- 
berton Presbyterian Church as assistant pastor, and the 
Commission on his Ordination and Installation was referred 
to the Committee on Installations. 

CANDIDATES : Rev. C. S. Albright gave the report of 
the Committee on Candidates. The report was adopted and 
is as follows: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 167 

ROLL OF CANDIDATES: 

WILLIAM ROBERT CARR, 113 Ellington, Fayetteville, N. C, 
completed junior year at Union Seminary and now requests that he 
be dropped from the Candidates Roll. 

THOMAS W. CURRIE, Senior, Union Theological Seminary. 

WILLIAM R. DePRATER, III, Methodist College. 

LEMUEL RAY GILCHRIST, dropped out of Columbia Seminary 
in his middle year for reasons not yet clear. He has indicated he 
desires to be continued as a candidate. 

WILLIAM C. HULL, graduate of Columbia Seminary, is in the 
process of examination by this court for ordination. 

DOUGLAS FLOYD KELLY, Middler, Union Seminary. 

ROBERT K. McGIRT, graduate of Union Seminary, waiting a 
call to a specific work. 

LAURENCE H. PARSONS, graduate of Wake Forest College, 
fulfilling ROTC commitment to the Army. Presently stationed at 
Fort Bliss, Texas; will enter seminary after his tour of duty. 

WILLIAM PAUL WHITE, moving into late middler or early 
senior year at Union Seminary. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That William Robert Carr's request be granted and he be 
dropped from the Roll of Candidates for the ministry. 

2. That the Sessions and/or Commitment Committees of local 
churches be urged to secure the Church Occupations Packet (an 
order card will be mailed to all pastors) and follow the procedures 
suggested there in planning a program of recruitment. 

3. That the Presbytery have at this time a special prayer for 
all of the candidates committed to its care, and for the Lord to 
supply laborers for the work of the pastoral ministry and other 
church related vocations. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. A. A. Myers gave the 
report on Christian Education which was received as 
information. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson 
gave the report on Church Extension. The report was re- 
ceived as information and the following recommendations 
adopted : 

1. That Presbytery re-define a Home Mission Church to in- 
clude not only those small in membership and/or receiving aid from 
Presbytery, or new work projects not having attained self-support, 
but also the churches not remitting at least 10% of their contribu- 



168 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

tions received to benevolences, and those churches which would 
require financial assistance if they were single-church fields. 

2. That an arrangement be made to group Plainview Presby- 
terian Church with the Mount Pleasant Church of Granville Pres- 
bytery. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: The report on Higher Educa- 
tion was given by Rev. W. C. Neill. The report was adopted 
and is as follows: 

Your Committee on Higher Education interprets its responsi- 
bility as that of promoting the support of the Campus Christian Life 
ministry and educational institutions of the Synod and of encour- 
aging appropriate efforts within the Presbytery designed to help our 
youth as they seek to equip themselves for fullest Christian useful- 
ness through higher education. 

We wish to call the attention of the Presbytery to our vital 
stewardship obligation to give more adequate financial support to 
Synod's Campus Christian Life ministry and Synod's educational 
institutions. We remind the Presbytery of the crucial, current cam- 
paign of Davidson College in answer to the Ford Foundation chal- 
lege grant of $2.2 million. Under the terms of the grant, Davidson 
College must raise an additional $5.5 million from other sources 
within a three-year period. We rejoice in the success of the first 
$6,937,180.00. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the representatives of Fayette ville Presbytery on 
Synod's Committees on Campus Christian Life and Educational 
Institutions be made ex-officio members on this committee. 

2. That Sessions invite to their pulpits Campus Christian Life 
workers. 

3. That Sessions study the need for financial aid on the part 
of college students of their congregations and endeavor to demon- 
strate Christian concern in this area. 

4. That the Presbytery hear Dr. Ansley C. Moore speak con- 
cerning St. Andrews Presbyterian College. 

Rev. Stanley Bell, a member of the Administration of 
St. Andrews College, addressed the Presbytery on the Pro- 
gram and Work of the College. 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Rev. L. B. McKeithen 
presented the report of the Nominating Committee. The 
report was adopted and is as follows : 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 169 

TRUSTEES: 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY: 

That Mr. Herbert Johnson be re-elected, Class 1970. 

LEBANON CHURCH PROPERTY: 

That Mr. David Townsend, Sr., Rowland, succeed Mr. Ralph 
Purcell, Class 1970. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: 

That Mr. Irvin L. Priest, Carthage, be elected, Class 1970. 

WORLD MISSIONS: 

That Dr. Chalmers Vinson, Laurel Hill, be re-elected, Class 1970. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

That Rev. Dawes Graybeal be re-elected, Class 1970. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

That Rev. George Alexander and Rev. Larry Parker be re- 
elected, Class 1970. 

That Mr. McMurray McKeller, Rowland; Mrs. Duncan Morton, 
Fayetteville; Miss Martha McLeod, Aberdeen; and Rev. H. L. Wilson 
be elected, Class 1970. 

That Mrs. B. E. Dotson succeed Mrs. Warren Thomas, Class 
1968. 

That Rev. W. E. Massey, Class 1969, be named chairman. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: 

That Rev. Spencer Hamrick be elected, Class 1970; and that 
Mr. C. Reid Ross, Fayetteville, be re-elected, Class 1970. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: 

That Mr. John K. McNeill, Jr., Raeford; Mr. Murphy McGirt, 
'Max-ton; Mr. Brady Pressley, Carthage; Rev. Burris Bender, Mr. 
J. H. Peden, Wagram; and Dr. Charles Speegle, Fayetteville, be 
elected, Class 1970. 

That Rev. R. F. Sloop be re-elected, Class 1970. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: 

That Rev. J. D. Nesselrodt and Mr. Tom McRimmon, Maxton, 
be elected, Class 1970. 

That Rev. Frank E. Smith succeed Rev. David Gullett, Class 
1968. 

WOMEN'S WORK: 

That Mr. Stanley Waterfield be elected, Class 1970. 

STEWARDSHIP: 

That Rev. Richard P. Hayes, Mr. Hervey Evans, Jr., Laurin- 
burg; Mr. Scott Shepherd, Lumberton; and Mr. Edward L. Joyner, 
Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1970. 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: 

That Rev. Richard Brand and Mr. Henry Campen, Fayetteville, 
be elected, Class 1970. 

That Rev. Richard Park succeed Rev. W. A. Brown, Class 1968. 



170 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY: 

That Rev. J. V. C. Summerell be elected, Class 1970; and that 
Mrs. John McPhaul, Southern Pines, be re-elected, Class 1970. 

That Mr. Edward Byrd, Bunnlevel, succeed Mr. Henry Murray, 
Class 1969. 

That Rev. Cortez Cooper, Class 1968, be named chairman. 

PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

That Rev. H. Dewey Herring be elected, Class 1970. 

INSTALLATIONS: 

That Rev. B. E. Dotson and Mr. Hervey Evans, Jr., be re-elected, 
Class 1970. 

MANUAL: 

That Mr. Dan McDonald, Pinehurst, be elected, Class 1970. 

SURVEY: 

That Rev. Lawrence Kessler be elected, Class 1970. 

CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

That Mr. Rodger Decker, Laurinburg; and Dr. Duncan Owen, 
Fayetteville, be re-elected, Class 1970. 

That Mr. R. S. Taylor, Jr., Lillington, succeed Mr. John Ormsby, 
Class 1969. 

EXAMINATIONS: 

THEOLOGY: 

That Rev. Robert Gustafson be elected, Class 1970. 

CHURCH GOVERNMENT: 

That Rev. S. T. Snively be re-elected, Class 1970. 

SACRAMENTS: 

That Rev. James D. MacKenzie be elected, Class 1970. 

ENGLISH BIBLE: 

That Rev. R. L, Prince be elected, Class 1970. 

THESIS AND EXEGESIS: 

That Rev. Eugene C. Ensley be elected, Class 1970. 
That Rev. L. C. LaMotte succeed Rev. Robert Mabson, Class 
1968. 

MINISTERS' SALARIES: 

That Mr. Eugene Smith, Dunn; Mrs. Myrton Stewart, Carthage; 
and Mr. A. C. Parker, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1970. 

That Mr. Crawford B. McKethan, Class 1969, be named chair- 
man. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

That Dr. Douglas Clark, Lumberton, and Rev. R. H. Poole be 
elected, Class 1970. 

That Dr. Marcus Smith, Raeford, be re-elected, Class 1970. 
That the Special Committee on Work and Worship be dissolved. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 171 

MANUAL COMMITTEE: Rev. L. B. McKeithen also 
presented the report of the Manual Committee which was 
received as information. 

ASSEMBLY AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. B. E. 
Dotson presented the report on Assembly's and Synod's 
Agencies which was received as information. 

INSTALLATIONS: Rev. B. E. Dotson gave the report 
on Ordination and Installation. For Rev. Charles E. Kirk- 
patrick at McPherson Church, October 23 at 7:30 P.M., 
Rev. L. C. LaMotte to preside; Rev. J. V. C. Summerell to 
preach the sermon; Rev. Howard Gilkeson to charge the 
minister; Ruling Elder Clifton Blue to charge the congre- 
gation, with Ruling Elders Clarence Lytch, J. Mills Kirk- 
patrick, and James P. McMillan. 

For Rev. John S. Steele at Leaflet and Raven Rock 
November 13. Rev. C. K. Ligon to preside ; Rev. W. C. Neill 
to preach ; Rev. Robert Park to charge the minister ; Ruling 
Elder Locke Muse to charge the congregation, with Elders 
Bill Randall and Mack Holder. 

For Rev. Jerry Cook at Parkton Church October 16 at 
7:30 P.M. Rev. H. L. Willis to preside; Rev. C. K. Ligon to 
preach the sermon ; Ruling Elder D. S. Currie to charge the 
minister; Rev. C. A. Cooper, Jr., to charge the congregation, 
with Ruling Elders Roger Hall and H. P. Johnson. 

To Ordain and Install Candidate William Hull at Presby- 
terian Chapel, Lumberton, October 30 at 7:30 P.M. Rev. 
C. K. Ligon, Rev. R. F. Sloop, Rev. Howard Gilkeson, Rev. 
Charles Hollingsworth, Ruling Elders John Luther McLean, 
A. T. McLean, III, B. G. French, Murphy McGirt. 

RESOLUTIONS: Rev. Roscoe L. Prince presented the 
report on Resolutions. The report was adopted and is as 
follows : Fayetteville expresses its deep appreciation to Paul 
Hanks and his family for making the 351st Stated Meeting 
of Fayetteville Presbytery an event of pride, inspiration 
and happiness. As director of Camp Monroe, Mr. Hanks is 
to be commended for his work which contributes so much 
to all the churches of Presbytery in countless ways. 



172 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Presbytery also expresses appreciation to Dr. Rudolph 
Jones for himself, his dedication to the church, and espe- 
cially for his serious and important address, "One Family 
Under God," containing sober truths which should be taken 
to heart. 

Presbytery is grateful to Richard Hayes and the elders 
who assisted him in the Communion Service; to Rev. I. M. 
Bagnal for his convincing message on Christian Steward- 
ship; to Mr. Stan Bell of St. Andrews College; to commit- 
tee chairmen for their concise reports ; to Guyton Smith, an 
able moderator ; and to all others who have given their time 
and effort. 

ACCREDITED : Rev. Ruf us Cromartie and Rev. Robert 
0. Freeman were named as accredited visitors to the 1966 
General Assembly of the National Council of the Churches 
of Christ to meet in Miami, Fla., December 6-9, 1966. 

DOCKET: The Presbytery's Council was asked to make 
a study of the docket and to formulate the docket for the 
next Presbytery. 

NEXT MEETING: The invitation of the Brownson 
Memorial Church of Southern Pines for the next meeting 
of Presbytery was accepted with thanks. 

READING OF MINUTES : The minutes were read and 
approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Fayetteville Presbytery adjourned 
with prayer to meet at the Brownson Memorial Presby- 
terian Church, February 7, 1967 at 9:30 A.M. 

Guyton Smith, Moderator 

Roy D. Taylor, Permanent Clerk 

ATTEST: Robert S. Arrowood, 
-Stated Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 173 

IN MEMORIAM 

This page is set aside in memory of the following Ruling Elders 
and Deacons who died during the church year ending December 31, 
1965. 

ELDERS 

David Gillis, born December 31, 1885, died January 4, 1966, 
Antioch. 

Lee Cameron, born September 13, 1887, died December 21, 1965, 
Barbecue. 

J. Lindsay Hargrave, born March 7, 1879, died July 18, 1965, 
Church in the Pines. 

Daniel A. McNeill, born May 16, 1898, died November 4, 1965, 
Cypress. 

Floyd A. Monroe, born August 6, 1885, died March 11, 1965, 
Galatia. 

Claude W. Rankin, Sr., born March 26, 1883, died January 11, 
1966, Fayetteville First. 

William C. Smith, — — , died August, 1965, Lakeview. 

Herbert F. Walters, born April 12, 1893, died March 6, 1965, 
Laurel Hill. 

Samuel P. Douglas, born November 8, 1901, died July 10, 1965, 
Lumberton First. 

Frederick M. Misenheimer, , died January 1, 1965, Maxton 

First. 

Rex R. Patterson, born December 13, 1890, died July 12, 1965, 
Montpelier. 

Carton M. McNeill, born December 22, 1893, died March 28, 
1965, Philadelphus.. 

Archie K. Stevens, born September 21, 1890, died December 29, 
1965, Raeford. 

J. H. McQueen, born November 25, 1871, died January 21, 1965, 
Rowland. 

Murphy B. McMillan, born July 8, 1886, died July 4, 1965, St. 
Pauls. 

James L. Beall, born February 16, 1887, died August 14, 1965, 
Shiloh. 

Y. L. Bulla, born September 7, 1904, died January 11, 1966, 
Sunnysfde. 

John E. Sinclair, born , 1888, died July 7, 1965, West End. 

DEACONS 

K. G. Deaton, born February 27, 1898, died October 8, 1965, 
Bethesda. 

Victor U. Grose, born December 15, 1901, died April 19, 1965, 
Bethesda. 

John P. McDonald, born July 5, 1882, died April 15, 1965. Flat 
Branch. 



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Herbert C. Carter, born September 17, 1901, died December 14, 
1965, Jackson Springs. 

Roger Mann, born April 23, 1918, died September 27, 1965, 
Lillington. 

Richard S. Durant, born December 17, 1921, died February 20, 
1965 Lumberton First. 

D. Cutlar Moore, born August 6, 1895, died March 27, 1965, 
Lumberton First. 

B. Frank McMillan, Jr., born May 31, 1890, died August 26, 
1965, Lumberton First. 

Ralph L. Purcell, , died September 22, 1965, Maxton. 

Neill A. Cameron, , died July 11, 1965, Olivia. 

Erskin A. Blount, born July 8, 1914, died May T3, 1965, Peace. 

Chalmer Smith, born August 31, 1890, died December 19, 1965, 
Peace. 

Paul L, Thomas, born September 5, 1901, died March 6, 1965, 
Pinehurst Community. 

W. E. McConnaughey, Jr., born 1885, died November, 1965, 
Red Springs. 

John L. McNeill, Jr., born 1924, died December 17, 1965, Red 
Springs. 

Lloyd M. Crenshaw, born December 8, 1892, died September 
17, 1965, Rex. 

Lacy McLean, born September 15, 1900, died April 10, 1965, 
Smyrna. 

Roland Home, born January 21, 1918, died March 13, 1965, 
Sunnyside. 

C. A. Averitt, born September 2, 1904, died November 7, 1965, 
Sunnyside. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 175 

REVEREND BEVERLY OSCAR SHANNON 

1883-1966 

Beverly Oscar Shannon was born in Gastonia, N. C. on March 
26, 1883, the son of James Robinson Shannon and Harriet Alexander 
Hanna Shannon. He died while visiting his son in Laurinburg, N. C, 
on February 26, 1966, age 83. His funeral was held at Galatia 
Church in Fayetteville Presbytery on Sunday, February 28, 1966, 
with burial the next day beside his wife near Tazewell, Virginia. 

Mr. Shannon received his early education in Gastonia and then 
entered the University of North Carolina where he graduated Phi 
Beta Kappa with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1908. For the next 
two years he taught English at Palmer College in Florida. He re- 
ceived the B.D. degree from Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, 
Virginia, in 1915 and was licensed to preach on June 15, 1915. He 
was ordained by Abingdon Presbytery October 17, 1915. 

He married Marguerite Eleanor Ward of Pounding Mill, Vir- 
ginia, on September 27, 1916. Surviving are two sons: Dr. George 
Ward Shannon, a ruling elder in the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, 
and Beverly James Shannon of Richmond, Virginia, and five grand- 
children. 

Mr. Shannon's first pastorates were Thompson Valley and Lib- 
erty Hill Presbyterian Churches near Tazewell, Virginia, where he 
served until 1922. From 1922 until 1924 he was pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church of Marianna, Florida. 

Almost half of Mr. Shannon's ministry was spent in Lexington 
Presbytery where he served first as pastor of the Spring Hill Church 
near Staunton, 1924-1931. His longest pastorate was at Broadway 
Presbyterian Church, Broadway, Virginia from 1931 to 1948, during 
a part of which time he was pastor of the Edom Church, 1931-42, 
and of the Massanutten- Cross Keys Church, 1942-48. 

In 1948 he returned to North Carolina where he spent the re- 
mainder of his ministry, serving as pastor of the Galatia Church, 
and from 1948-1957 as pastor of the Hope Mills Church. He was 
also Stated Supply of the Big Rockfish Church, 1949-51. 

Even though he retired in 1958, he continued to fill the roll of 
pastor at Campbellton Church, Fayetteville from 1958 to 1966. From 
his ordination to his death his ministry spanned fifty-one years dur- 
ing which time he served eleven churches. 

REVEREND WILLIAM CARLYLE WILLIAMS 

1887-1966 

William Carlyle Williams was born in Indian Trail, N. C. July 
1, 1887, the son of the late Andrew Jackson and Alice Hemby Wil- 
liams. He was- married to the former Miss Lura Allene Doyle, 
Valley Center, Virginia, October 15, 1918. 

Mr. Williams became a member of Fayetteville Presbytery in 



176 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

1963, after having retired with the rank of Colonel from the Chap- 
laincy in the United States Army. He was an alumnus of A. and M. 
College (North Carolina State University at Raleigh), Davidson Col. 
lege, and of Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. 

He served pastorates in Kentucky and West Virginia. He was 
a chaplain in the U. S. Army Reserves, 1922-1928; and a chaplain 
in the Air Corps, 1942-1943, and still again from 1946-1947. He 
was separated from the service in 1952. 

Mr. Williams was a fifty-year Mason. He was Moderator of 
the Synod of West Virginia in 1937. 

Mr. Williams died March 18, 1966 after a long illness. His fun- 
eral and interment were held at Southern Pines where he and Mrs. 
Williams had lived for six years. 

He is survived by his wife and the following children: Norman 
Jackson of Orlando, Florida; Mrs. E. Lee Stoffel of Charlotte, N. C. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 177 

INDEX 

Accredited Minister 172 

Adjourned Meeting 152, 153 

Amy's Chapel Received 135 

Assembly's and Synod's, Report on 139, 171 

Bagnall, Rev. I. M. Bagnall's Address 163 

Bell, Rev. Stanley, Addresses Presbytery 168 

Bills and Overtures, Report on 150 

Candidates, Committee on Reports 140, 166 

Candidate, Sermon by 155, 166 

Candidates Received 149, 155, 166 

Christian Education, Report on 140, 150, 167 

Christian Relations, Report on 160 

Church Extension, Report on 141, 150, 167 

Churches Received 135 

Commission on the Minister and His Work, Report on ....139, 148, 165 

Commissioners to the Assembly Elected 164 

Commissioners to the Assembly, Reports of 156 

Commissioning Service 136 

Commissions, Reports of 142, 154, 156, 159 

Communications 158 

Communion Service 134, 157 

Docket 172 

Enrollment 134, 146, 153, 157 

Gavel Presented 136 

Girls Chorus Sings 149 

Higher Education, Report on 168 

Horseshoe, Church's Letter 138 

In Memoriam Page 173 

Installations, Report on 171 

Introductions 136, 138, 156, 164 

Jones, President Rudolph, Address 161 

Manual, Committee on Reports 143, 171 

Memorial Service 134 

Memorials for Deceased Ministers 146, 175 

Minister Divested 140 

Ministers Excused 135, 147, 154, 159 

Ministers Received 136, 149, 154, 166 

Mitchell, Miss Reva, Welcomes Presbytery 149 

Moderator Elected 136, 147, 157 

Moderator Nominated 138, 150, 164 

Mount Pelier Church Received 135 



178 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Next Meeting 144, 152, 172 

Nominating Committee Reports 139, 150, 168 

Offering Received 150 

Picture of Presbytery Ordered 144 

Picture of Presbytery taken 150 

Presbytery's Council Reports 139, 148, 163 

Program 136, 147, 158 

Reading of the Minutes 145, 152, 156, 172 

Resolutions Committee Appointed 138, 147, 158 

Resolutions Committee Reports 143, 151, 171 

Revision of the Constitution, Report on 138 

Samarcand Manor Ministry Approved 151 

Sessional Records, Report on 138, 142 

Stated Supply 140 

Stewardship, Report on 161 

Temporary Clerks Elected 136, 147, 157 

Treasurer's Report 139 

Welcome 136, 147, 153, 158 

Women of the Church, Report on 140 

World Missions, Report on 136 



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STATED MEETINGS 

February 7, 1967 

BROWNSON MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Southern Pines, N. C. 

May 2, 1967 

RAEFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Raeford, N. C. 

October 3, 1967 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Red Springs, N. C. 

PRO RE NATA MEETING 

June 6, 1967 

SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Montreat, N. C. 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

July 9, 1967 

LONGSTREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fort Bragg, N. C. 



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FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

February 7, 1967 

BROWNSON MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Southern Pines, N. C. 

May 2, 1967 

RAEFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Raeford, N. C. 

October 3, 1967 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Red Springs, N. C. 

PRO RE NATA MEETING 

June 6, 1967 

SYNOD OF NORTH CAROLINA 

Montreat, N. C. 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

July 9, 1967 

LONGSTREET PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fort Bragg, N. C. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 179 

GENERAL DRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 



Moderators: Revs. P. Leslie Bullock, Robert A. Massey, Jr., J. V. C. 

Summmerell. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. C. K. Ligon (1971) 

Stated Clerk: Rev. R. S. Arrowood (1969) Aberdeen, N. C. 

Permanent Clerk: Rev. A. C. Trivette (1971) .... Laurinburg, N. C. 
Historian: Rev R. S. Arrowood 



(The term of office of the following groups expire as by the date with 
each name or group of names.) 



TRUSTEES 



I. DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Fall 1971— Rev. R. L. Prince Pinehurst 

Fall 1970— Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 

Fall 1969— Rev. W. C. Neill Aberdeen 

Fall 1968— Mr. R. S. Kelly Erwin 



II. SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY 

Spring 1970— Mr. Lawrence McNeill Raeford 

Spring 1969— Mr. J. B. Cameron, Mr. Julian B. McLeod . . Raeford 
Spring 1968— Mr. Evander Gillis, Fayetteville, Mr. Neill McFadyen, 
Raeford 



III. FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fall 1970— Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1969— Mr. Herbert Johnson Coats 

Fall 1968— Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 



IV. LEBANON CHURCH CEMETERY 

1970— Mr. David Townsend, Sr Rowland 

1969— Mr. James M. McNair Maxton 

1968— Mr. W. A. Johnson Maxton 



180 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 
Mr. Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

1971--Mr. Harvey Oliver Fayetteville 

1970— Mr. Irvin L. Priest Carthage 

1969— Mr. Ralph Wade Dunn 

Ex- Officio Members: 

Chairmen of all Major Committees 

Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 

President of the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery 

President of the Men of Fayetteville Presbytery 

President of the Senior High Fellowship of Fayetteville Presbytery 

The Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 

THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Rev. Robert G. Hall, Chairman 

1971--Rev. J. V. C. Summerell, Rev. Robert G. Hall 

1970--Dr. Marcus Smith, Raeford; Dr. Douglas Clerk, Lumberton, the 

Rev. Stedman Bryan 
1969— Mr. H. Clifton Blue, Aberdeen 

MAJOR COMMITTEES 

I. WORLD MISSIONS 

Rev. Robert F. Park, Chairman 
1971— Rev. David A. McLean 

1970— Dr. Chalmers Vinson Laurel Hill 

1969— Rev. Robert F. Park: Ex-Officio: Mrs. Peter Cromartie, Fay- 
etteville 

II. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 
Mr. George Quillea, Chairman 

1971— Mr. D. A. Huffines Cameron 

1970— Rev. Dawes B. Graybeal 

1969- -Mr. George Quill en Fayetteville 

Ex-Officio Mrs. J. C. Andrews, Dunn 

III. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
Rev. Robert O. Freeman, Chairman 

1971— Rev. Robert 0. Freeman, Mrs. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen; Rev. 
Spencer Hamrick, Mr. Eli Murray, Laurinburg; Mrs. Jack Ruth, 
Fayetteville; Mr. L. T. Miller, Carthage. 

Ex-Officio: Miss Virginia McGirt, Laurinburg, 

1970- -Rev. George D. Alexander, Rev. Larry Parker, Mr. McMurray 
McKellar, Mrs. Duncan Morton, Miss Martha McLeon, Rev. H 
L. Wilson. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 181 

1969— Mr. C. Wayne Collier, Mr. John C. Calhoun, Rev. Chas. J. Hol- 
lingsworth, Rev. Wm. L. Painter, Rev. Grant M, Sharp, Miss 
Mary Anna Wells, Mrs. John Nance. 

ADVISORY MEMBERS 

Rev. Cheves K. Ligon, Exec. Sec, Rev. Robert Turner, Regional Direc- 
tor. 

SUB-COMMITTEE RESPONSIBILITIES 

Chairman: Rev. Robert 0. Freeman 

Vice-Chairman: Rev. George D. Alexander 

Secretary: Miss Jennie Wyatt. 

Executive Committee: The above plus Sub-Committee Chairmen 

Children's Work: Larry Parker, Chm., Miss Martha MoLeod, Miss 

Mary Anna Wells 
Youth Work: Rev. W. L. Painter, Chm., Rev. Grant M. Sharp, Mrs. 

Jack Ruth. 
Adult Work: Rev. H. L. Wilson, Chm., Mrs. Duncan Morton, Mrs. John 

Nance, Mr. L. T. Miller 
Guidance: Mr. C. Wayne Collier, Chm., Mr. Eli Murray 
Home and Family: Rev. W. Spencer Hamrich, Chm., Mr. McMurray 

McKellar, Mrs. Frank McNeill 
Camp and Conference: Rev. Chas. J. Hollingsworth, Chm., Mr. John 

Calhoun, Rev. George D. Alexander, Mrs. H. C. McPherson. 
Men: Rev. George D. Alexander 
Music: Miss Mary Anna Wells 



IV. HIGHER EDUCATION 

Rev. W. Co Neill, Chairman 

1971- -Mr. Floyd James, Maxton 

1970--Rev. Jerry R. Cook, Mr. C. Reid Ross, Fayetteville 

1969~Rev. W. C. Neill, Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg 



V. CHURCH EXTENSION 

Rev. Eugene C. Ensley^ Chairman 

1971— Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick, Mr. Cecil Parsons, Red Springs; Mrs. 
W. W. Wood, Fayetteville; Rev. Cortez Cooper, Mr. Billy Hair, 
Wade; Mr. Gattis Thomas, Broadway; Mr. James P. McMillan, 
Laurel Hill. 
Ex-Officio: Mrs. J. C. Andrews, Dunn 



182 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

1970- -Rev. Robert F. Sloop, Mr. John K. McNeill, Jr., Raeford; Mr. 
Brady Pressley, Carthage; Mr. Murphy McGirt, Maxton; Rev. 
Burris M. Bender; Mr. J. H. Peden, Wagram; Dr. Charles Spee- 
gle, Fayetteville. 

1969— Rev. Eugene Ensley, Mr. Scott McFadyen, Jr., Fayetteville; Mr. 
Clyde Auman, West End; Rev. Kemper Fitch, Mr. Fred McNeill, 
Broadway. 

VI. ASSEMBY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES 
Mr. Ben Wicks, Chairman 

1971— Mr. Ben Wicks, Aberdeen; Rev. J. T. Young 

1970- -Rev. J. D. Nesselrodt, Mr. Tom McRimmon, Maxton 

1969--Rev. Frank E. Smith, Mr. Harold Gillis* Raeford 

VII. WOMEN'S WORK 
Rev. Paul Hanks, Chairman 

1971— Rev. Paul Hanks 

1970— Mr. Stanley Waterfield, Fayetteville 

1969— Mrs. Lacy Godwin, Fayetteville 

VIII. 

STEWARDSHIP 

Mr. Frank McNeill, Chairman 

1971— Mr. J. B. McCloskey, Red Springs; Mr. Fred Culbreth, Raeford; 
Mr. Clif McLean, So. Pines; Rev. Julian Lake. 

1970- -Rev. R. P. Hayes, Mr. Hervey Evans, Jr., Laurinburg; Mr. Scott 
Shepherd, Lumberton; Mr. Edward Joyner, Fayetteville. 

1969— Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Mr. Robert Kelly, Erwin; Mr. A. C. Par- 
ker, Mr. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen. Ex-Officio: Mrs. O. B. 
Israel, McCain. 

IX. CHURCH AND SOCIETY 
Mr. Rudolph Jones, Chairman 

1971— Rev. Allan Smyth, Mr. W. N. Carmiehael, Pembroke, Rev. Rich- 
ard Park 
1970— Rev. Richard A. Brand, Mr. Henry Campen, Fayetteville 
1969— Dr. Rudolph Jones, Fayetteville; Mrs. J. C. Andrews, Dunn 

X. CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 
Rev. H. Dewey Herring, Chairman 

1971— Rev. H. Dewey Herring, Mrs. Thomas John, Laurinburg 
1970— Rev. A. N. Wells, Mrs. John McPhaul, Southern Pines 
1969— Mr. Edward Byrd, Bunnlevel; Mr. Ben White, Maxton; Rev. 
Robert K. Gustafson 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 183 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

I. NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Chairman 

1970— Rev. B. E. Dotson, Mr. Walter E. Blue, Southern Pines 
1970- -Rev. A. A. Myers, Mrs. John Nance, Fayetteville 
1969— Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Mr. W. B. Bracey, Rowland 

II. PRESBYTERY'S WORK 
Rev. W. H. Morrison, Chairman 
1971— Rev. W. H. Morrison 
1970— Rev. H. Dewey Herring 
1969— Mr. Guy Hardee, Dunn 

III. BILLS AND OVERTURES 

The last six Ex-Moderators; the last Ex-Moderator to serve as Chair- 
man. 

IV. INSTALLATIONS 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

1971— Rev. J. Ray Dickens, Mr. M. M. Clark, Fayetteville 
1970— Rev. B. E. Dotson, Mr. Hervey Evands, Jr., Laurinburg 
1969--Rev. James D. MacKenzie, Mr. William Hughes, Fayetteville 

V. MANUAL OF PRESBYTERY 
Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Chairman 

1971— Mr. George Quillen, Fayetteville 
1970— Mr. Dan McDonald, Pinehurst 
1969— Rev. L. B. McKeithen 
Ex- Officio Members: 

The Executive Secretary 

The Stated Clerk 

Chairman of Presbytery's Council 

Chairman of Christian Education 

VI. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 
Rev. Frank Wilkinson, Chairman 
1971- -Rev. Frank Wilkinson 
1970— Rev. Lawrence W. Kessler 
1969— Rev. Burriss M. Bender 

VII. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH 
Dr. Hugh McArn, Chairman 

1971— Rev. Kemper Fitch, Dr. Charles Phillips, Southern Pines 
1970— Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg; Dr. Duncan Owen, Fayetteville 
1969-Dr. Hugh McArn, Laurinburg; Mr. R. S. Taylor, Lillington 

VIII. Examinations 

The Senior Member in Theology, Chairman 



184 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

a. Christian Experience: The Moderator 

b. Theology 

1971- -Rev. William M. Alexander 
1970— Rev. Robert K. Gustafson 
1969— Rev. J. V. C. Summerell 



c. Sacraments 

1971— Rev. H. Hoover Bear 
1970— Rev. James D. MacKenzie 
1969- -Rev. Fred Currie 

d. Church Government 

1971— Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie 
1970— Rev. S. T. Snively 
1969— Rev. Jas. B. MacLeod 

e. English Bible 

1971— Rev. B. F. Ferguson 
1970— Rev. R. L. Prince 
1969— Rev. Leslie Bullock 

f. Thesis and Exegesis 

1971— Rev. Louis C. LaMotte 
1970— Rev. Eugene C. Ensley 
1969— Rev. Spencer Hamrick 

IX. MINISTERS' SALARIES 

Mr. Crawford MacKethan, Chairman 

1971— Mr. Hubert McRae, Laurel Hill; Mr. G. T. Ashford, Jr., Red 
Springs; Mr. Ralph Barnhardt, Raeford. 

1970— Mr. Eugene Smith, Dunn; Mrs. Myrton Stewart, Carthage; Mr. 
A. C. Parker, Fayetteville. 

1969— Mr. A. I. Maynard, Fayetteville; Mr. Crawford MacKethan, Fay- 
etteville; Dr. C. C. McLean, Southern Pines. 

X. HISTORICAL MATTERS 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Chairman 

1971— R. S. Arrowood 

1970— Mr. Jack Crane, Fayetteville 

1969— Rev. James D. MacKenzie 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 185 



MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 
(Printed as Information) 

1. Churches by Districts: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, Godwin, 

Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Providence, Unity. 
District No. 2: Ashworth, Big Rockfish, Bonnie Doon, Campbellton, 

Church of the Covenant, College Heights, Comfort, Fayetteville, 

First, Highland, Hope Mills, McPherson, Palestine, Peace, Philippi, 

Sardis, Sherwood, Spring Lake, Sunnyside, Vaughn Mem., Village, 

Westminster. 
District No. 3: Amy's Chapel, Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, 

McNair Mem., Midway, Mount Pelier, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Phil- 

adelphus, Red Springs, Rowland, St. Pauls. 
District No. 4: Centre, Church in the Pines, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, 

Maxton, Mountpelier, Pleasant View, Smyrna, Middleton Heights. 
District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel Galatia, Lumber Bridge, Parkton, Rae- 

ford, Rex, Shiloh. 
District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Mem., Community, Culdee, Eureka, 

Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, West End. 
District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage, Cypress, 

Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Priest Hill, Union, Vass. 
District No. 8: Barbecue, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, Cedar Rock, Ephesus, 

Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. Pisgah, OHvia, Raven Rock, 

Summerville. 

2. Officers of the Women of the Church: 
President- -Mrs. H. C. McPherson, Cameron 
Vice-President— Mrs. Mack Re id Hudson, Benson 
Secretary— Mrs. A. L. Keith, Cameron 
Treasurer— Mrs. Belton Wright, Raeford 

3. Officers of the Men of the Church: 
President— Mr. Dan McDonald, Pinehurst 

Exec. Vice-President— Mr. Bennie McLeod, Raeford 
Treas.— Mr. Micajah R. Wyatt, Pinehurst 

4. Officers of Young People: 
Moderator— Jack Byrd, Dunn 

Vice -Moderator— Cathy Campbell, Carthage 
Stated Clerk— Julia Smith, Lumberton 
Treasurer- -Paul Currie, Raeford 



186 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SECOND MEETING 
OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Southern Pines, N. C, February 7, 1967 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in its Three Hundred and Fifty- 
Second Meeting at the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Sou- 
thern Pines, N. C. The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, 
Ruling Elder Guyton Smith at 9:30, a.m. Feb. 7, 1967. The Presbytery 
was led in worship by Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. 

MODERATOR ELECTED: Rev. P. Leslie Bullock was elected Mode- 
rator. Rev. Alton C. Trivett was elected Permanant Clerk to succeed 
the Rev. Roy D. Taylor who has left the Presbytery. Rev. Richard 
Brand and Rev. Allan Smyth were elected Temporary Clerks. 

WELCOME: The Pastor, Rev. Julian Lake, introduced Mr. Lamont 
Brown who extended a cordial welcome to the Presbytery. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 
C. S. Albright, George Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, 
H. Hoover Bear, Burriss M. Bender, Richard A. Brand, Stedman B. 
Bryan, Vernon S. Broyles, Leslie Bullock, C. I. Calcote, G. R. Cheney, 
Jr., Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., J. R. Crandall, Rufus A. Cromartie, Fred 
H. Currie, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, Eugene Ensley, Ben Fergu- 
son, W. K. Fitch, Jr., R. 0. Freeman, Howard W. Gilkeson, W. S. Gol- 
den, Dawes Graybeal, Price H. Gwynn, Jr., Robert G. Hall, W. Spencer 
Hamrick, Paul Hanks, R. P. Hayes, Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey Her- 
ring, Charles J. Hollingsworth, C. William Hull, C. R. Jenkins, L. W. 
Kessler, C. W. Kimbrough, Chas E. Kirkpatrick, Julian Lake, Louis C. 
LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, James MacKenzie, James B. MacLeod, A. Doug- 
las McArn, Leighton B. McKeithen, Robert A. Massey, William E. Mas- 
sey, Jr., William H. Morrison, Albert A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Julian 
D. Nesselrodt, Dan E. Norman, Richard A. Park, Robert F. Park, Larry 
Parker, Robert H. Poole, R. L. Prince, Grant Sharp, R. F. Sloop, Frank 
Smith, Allan Smyth, S. T. Snively, John Steele, J. V. C. Summerell, 
A. C. Trivette, Robert L. Turner, R. M. Urie, A. N. Wells, Jack M. 
White, Frank C. Wilkinson, Henry L. Willis. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective repre- 
sentatives: 

Antioch, D. A. Currie; Ashworth, Pascal Barber, Jr.; Barbecue, 
C. A. Howard; Bensalem, N. S. Britt; Benson, W. R. Johnson; Berea, 
Wilbert Coats; Bethel, J. H. Blythe; Bethesda, Neill A. McLeod; Brown- 
son Mem., Walter E. Blue; Big Rockfish, M. H. Kinlaw; Bonnie Doon, 
T. R. Johnson; Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd; Cameron, A. L. Keith; Cameron 
Hill, John Ragland; Cape Fear, Cecil Fraschetti; Carthage, Wilbur H. 
Currie; Centre, Elmer R. Parnell; Church in the Pines, Murdoch A. 



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Morrison; Church of the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; College Heights, 
Rudolph Jones; Comfort, Fred Blount; Culdee, James McKenzie; Cy- 
press, Elmer Cameron; Dunn, Guyton Smith; Eagle Springs, H. F. Bost; 
Ebenezer, Frank Elliot; Ephesis, Lewis Holder; Erwin, R. S. Kelly; 
Eureka, Joe W. Blue; Fairmont, C. E. Mallard; Fayetteville 1st, G. S. 
Quillin; Flat Branch, Edwin Bain; Friendship, C. C. Mullis; Galatia, 
John D. Gillis; lona, C. D. Potter; Jackson Springs, Sam Dilling; Horse- 
shoe, Fred Holland; Highland, G. E. Edgerton; Hope Mills, Willard P. 
Smith; Laurel Hill, Jas. P. McMillan; Laurinburg, Andrew G. William- 
son; Leaflet, Gattis B. Thomas; Lillington, Elton W, Arnold; Lumber 
Bridge, Roger Hall; Lumberton, John L. McLean; McMillan, Thos, W. 
Strickland; Mt. Pisgah, W. J. Patterson; Manly, Eveleth Richardson. 
Maxton, R. D. Croom; Midway, Alex McGill; MacPherson, Claude I. 
Burkhead; Middleton Heights, Mrs. Frank Callahan; Montpelier, W. G. 
Buie, Jr.; Olivia, A. J. Coleman; Parkton, R.L. Little; Peace, David V. 
McMillan; Philadelphus, Robert S. Williams; Plainview, B. A. Holland; 
Pinehurst, H. A. Campbell; Pleasant View, Sam L. Brazelton; Priest 
Hill, Brady Pressley; Providence, Junius Ennis; Raeford, W. J. Coats; 
Red Springs, L. E. Baldwin; Rex, L. R, Shaw; Riverside, Ralph Wade; 
Rowland, R. L 9 Campbell; Sardis, W. E. Tew; Sherwood, Harold 
Matthews; Shiloh, Harry Thornberg; Smyrna, Archie L. Mclntyre; 
Spring Lake, Joel Lambert; St. Pauls, W. A. McKay, Jr.; Sunnyside, 
Earl B. Murphy; West End, S. H. Poole; Westminster, Harry Gurkin; 
Trinity, Gene Bethea; Union, Sam Kelly; Unity, Henry T. Barfoot; Vil- 
lage, W. A. Bissette; Vass, Herbert Caddell; Vaugh Mem., C. M. Gree- 
son. 

PROGRAM: The Prepared Docket was presented by Rev. Julian Lake. 
As amended it was approved as the Program of Presbytery. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused for 
non-attendance: C. M. Gibbs, W. M. Alexander, James Appleby, D. H. 
Dulin, R. H. Poole for the morning session. 

RESOLUTION FROM HORSESHOE: 



BE IT RESOLVED: 

That the Presbytery of Fayetteville hereby authorizes and directs the 
Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery to execute a Deed transferring 
ownership of the land and building of the Horseshoe Presbyterian Church 
to the Trustees who are to be elected as Trustees of the said Church. 

Adopted by Presbytery 
This 1 February 7, 1967 



INVITATIONS: Invitations were received from the Raeford Church to 
meet in Raeford for the Spring Meeting and from the Red Springs Church 
for the Fall Meeting. These were accepted with thanks. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONS: The reports of the Commissions on 
the installations of Rev. J. S. Steele, Rev. Jerry Cook, Rev. Charles E. 
Kirkpatrick and the ordination and installation of Rev. C. William Hull 
were admitted to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
John Steele as pastor of the Leaflet Presbyterian Church met at the 
church at Leaflet on Nov. 13, 1966 at 7:30 p. m. The following were pre- 
sent: Ministers: Dr. L. C. LaMotte, Dr. Cheves Ligon, Rev. John 
Steele and Rev. Robert Parks* Ruling Elders: Mack Holder and Gattis 
B. Thomas. The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. Ligon was 
elected Chairman and Gattis Thomas, Clerk. The Commission then 
met with the congregation of the Church* Dr. Ligon presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Dr. LaMotte preached the ser- 
mon. Rev. Parks charged the minister. Elder, Mack Holder charged 
the congregation. Rev. John Steele was declared duly elected and in- 
stalled as pastor of the Leaflet and Raven Rock Church according to 
the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the bene- 
diction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission 
were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Dr. Cheves Ligon, Chairman 
Gattis B. Thomas, Clerk 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: The report of Presbytery's Council was 
presented by Rev. A. N. Wells. The report was received as informa- 
tion. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson presented the re- 
port on Church Extension. The report was received as information and 
the following recommendations adopted: 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery borrow $40,000.00 from the Board of 
Church Extension, to relend to Trinity Church for its building program. 

2. That a Presbytery Evangelist be employed, and that this experi- 
mental ministry be initiated in the impacted areas of the Presbytery. 
— that the Evangelism sub-committee serve as the committee to nomi- 
nate a minister for this position, and that this committee have over- 
sight of his work. — that $10,000.00 annually be budgeted for this 
work. — that the terms of the call limit the original commitment to two 
years, with extension to follow a complete evaluation of the effective- 
ness of this ministry. 

3. That pastors receiving aid from Church Extension, receive their 
full 10% of M.A.F. dues. 

4. That the following resolution be approved and that the Stated Clerk 
be authorized to sign it. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 189 

BE IT RESOLVED that Fayetteville Presbytery hereby ratifies the 
action of K. A. McDonald, Herbert Johnson and Edward B. Hope, as 
trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery, of borrowing $40,000 for a period 
of ten years from the Board of Church Extension, Presbyterian Church 
in the U. S., Inc., to relend to the Trinity Presbyterian Church, Laurin- 
burg, North Carolina; securing said loan by the assignment of the note 
and deed of trust of the trustees of Trinity Presbyterian Church, Lau- 
rinburg, North Carolina. 

I, R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk of the meeting of Fayetteville Presby- 
tery hereby certify that the foregoing resolution was adopted at the re- 
gular meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery held the 7th day of February, 
1967. 

R. S. ARROWOOD 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The report of the Committee on Christian 
Education was given by Rev. W. E. Massey, Jr., and was received as 
information. 

RESOL UTIONS: The Moderator appointed the following Standing Com- 
mittee on Resolutions; Rev. Robert A. Massey, Jr., Rev. Chas. J Hol- 
lingsworth, Elder Robert McNeill. 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: Rev. C. Rees Jenks gave the report on 
Christian Relations, which was received as information. 

CANDIDATES: The Report on Candidates was given by the chairman, 
Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. It was received as information. 

NOMINATIONS: Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, Chairman presented 
the report on Nominations which was adopted that Mr. Lawrence Mc- 
Neill be reelected to the Trustees of Sandy Grove Property Class of 

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TREASURER'S REPORT: The Treasurer, Rev. C. K* Ligon gave his 
report. The following report was adopted: 



TREASURER'S REPORT 

ASSEMBLY CAUSES BUDGETED RECEIVED 

World Missions $ 68,565 $ 67,973 

Church Extension 21,381 21,188 

Christian Education .............. 10,180 10,086 

Annuities and Relief 1,442 1,413 

General Fund 17,368 17,368 

Inter-Church Agencies 300 282 

$119,236 $118,147 

SYNOD CAUSES 

Church Extension $ 5,032 $ 5,001 

Presbyterian Home 5,534 5,493 

Children's Home 17,187 17,104 

Christian Education .............. 7,547 7,473 

Educational Institutions ........... 37,726 37,355 

Campus Christian Life 8^050 7,975 

Inter-Church Agencies . 505 500 

Guidance Center 2,249 2,186 

$ 83,830 $ 83,087 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Church Extension $ 42,000 $ 41,614 

Office 17,000 16,866 

Manse 2,555 2,543 

Higher Education 200 198 

Christian Education 20,045 19,860 

(includes Camp Monroe) 

Candidates 200 198 

$ 82,000 $ 81,279 

TOTAL $285,066 $ 282,513 

Assembly non-budgeted 31,717 

(Overseas Relief, Presbyterian Development Fund, Youth Objective) 

Synod non- budgeted 6,221 

(Orphans' clothing, memorials, Christmas gift, Campus 
Christian Life, Davidson, Seminary advance) 

Miscellaneous 65 

Presbytery Tax 13,436 

Barnabas Fellowship 2,240 

$336,192 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 191 

AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION: The Committee on Proposed 
Amendments to the Constitution, Rev. R. L. Prince Chairman, reported. 
All six Amendments sent down to the Presbytery by the General Assem- 
bly were approved. 

CONFESSIONAL DOCUMENTS: Rev. C. K. Ligon, Chairman, gave 
the report on Confessional Documents. The report was received and the 
following recommendations were adopted: 

1. That all ministers and sessions make a study of these confessional 
documents during the months between the present and next Presbytery 
meeting. 

2. That a presentation of the confessional documents be docketed for 
the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery, and that Presbytery invite a 
theology professor or a recognized authority on the subject to make a 
presentation. Further, that this presentation be followed by a period of 
discussion by the Presbytery. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS: The Presbytery resolved itself ina Commit- 
tee of the Whole to examine Sessional Records with Rev. Frank Wilkin- 
son as Chairman. The records having been examined, the Committee 
arose and the Moderator resumed his chair. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The Stated Clerk, R. S. Arrowood, read the 
names of the Elders and Deacons who have died during the year 1966. 
Their names were ordered engrossed on an"InMemoriam" page in the 
Minutes of the Presbytery. Rev. Julian Lake led a prayer of Thanks- 
giving for the lives of the deceased and for God's blessing on their fa- 
milies. 

INTRODUCTIONS: Rev. Harold Wylie, of Utica Presbytery, Rev. 
Frank F. Baker, Concord Presbytery, Rev. E. Lee Stoffel of Mecklen- 
burg were introduced and invited to sit as Visiting Brethren. Ruling 
Elder N. S. Britt who has acted as Clerk of the Session of Bensalem 
Church was introduced by his pastor, Rev. Dawes B. Graybeal. Many 
Elders attending Presbytery for the first time, were introduced. 

RECESS; Presbytery too recess for lunch after a prayer of Thanks- 
giving led by Rev. Robert F. Sloop. 
Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 p.m. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Rev. Robert A. Massey, Jr. was elected 
Moderator- Nominee. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: Rev. Julian Lake, 
Chairman, presented the report of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work: The following changes in pastoral calls, recommended by the 
Commission were approved: Barbecue assumes 10% of annuity; Benson 



192 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 

assumes $200.00 a year more on pastor's salary and 10% annuity; Be- 
thesda increases salary from $5,500.00 to $6,100; Bethel increases Prof, 
expenses from $800.00 to $900. assumes 10% annuity. Big Rockfish 
increases salary from $1832 to 1980.50; Brownson Mem., salary from 
$10,000 to $10,500. 10% M.A.F.; Cameron, Professional expense from 
$400 to $500, 10% M.A.F.; Cameron Hill salary 2150 to 2275. Carthage, 
salary from $5,500 to $5,750; Cedar Rock, salary from $1760 to $1848; 
Centre, salary from $4100 to $4400; Church of the Covenant, salary 
from $4,300 to $4,400, 10% M.A.F.; Comfort, Professional expense 
from $1500 to $1899; Cypress, slaary from $2,100 to $2,150, profes- 
sional expense from $500 to $850. Ephesus, salary from $2255 to $2480; 
Erwin assumes 10% M.A.F. Fayetteville First, salary from $10,500 to 
$11,000, Professional expense from $2,500 to $2,915; Friendship, sa- 
lary from $900 to $1020, Housing $60.00, Insurance $40.00; 10% M.A.F.; 
Highland, salary $10,700 to $11,500, 10% A.M. Hospital Ins. for Family; 
Laurel Hill, salary from $4200 to $4500, household expense from $600 
to $800; Laurinburg, salary from $9,350 to $10,500; Lillington, salary 
from $5500 to $6000, 10% M.A.F. Lumberton, 10% M.A.F.; Manly, Sa- 
lary from $4,200 to $4,300, Prof expense from $1,000 to $1,100.00; Oli- 
via, 10% Annuity; Peace, Housing allowance from $1,100 to $1,500. 10% 
M.A.F. Priest Hill, Prof expense from $420 to $600; Raeford, salary 
from $8,300 to $8,800, Utilities from $650 to $750; Red Springs, Pro- 
fessional expense from $1,200 to $1,400, 10% M.A.F. Sherwood, salary 
from $3,100 to $3,400; Smyrna, salary from $2,062.50 to $2,262.50; 
Trinity, Professional expense, $1,950 to $2,200; Unity, salary from 
$1,520 to $1,672; Vaughn Mem. salary $5300.00 to $5600.00; Village, 
salary from $5,200.00 to $5,500, Group Ins., 10% M.A.F.; Union, Prof 
expense from $250 to $350. 10% M.A.F. 

MINISTERS RECEIVED: Certificates of Dismission were received 
for the following ministers: William H. Morrison from Florida Presby- 
tery; John R. Crandall from Bethel Presbytery; and Price H. Gwynn, 
Jr. from Winston-Salem, having been examined according to the Book of 
Church Order and having signed the Ministers Obligation they were 
enrolled. 

The following calls, having been found in order by the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work were placed in their hands and accepted 
by them: From Sunnyside to Rev. W. N. Morrison promising salary 
$5,400.00, Manse, Group Hospital Ins. Manse utilities; 10% M.A.F. 
Months vacation; 10 days off for revival: From Fairmont to Rev. John 
R. Crandall, salary $5,000.00; $600.00 Auto; $600. Household Family 
Insurance, Month's vacation; Manse; moving expense M.A.F. From the 
Session of the Highland Church to George R. Cheney, Jr. as Assistant 
Minister for Administration, salary $7,500.00; 10% M.A.F. Hospitali- 
zation, Moving cost; Month's vacation. 

INSTALLATIONS: Rev. B. E. Dotson presented the report of the 
Committee on Installations; The report was approved and is as follows: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 193 

Commission to install Rev. John R. Crandall at Fairmont Church Feb. 
26, 1967 at 7:30 p.m. Rev. Leslie Bullock to preside, charge the con- 
gregation; Rev. Grant Sharp to Preach; Rev. Chas. Hollingsworth. Rev. 
W. R. Smith of Granville Presbytery to charge the Pastor. Elders of 
Fairmont Church as members of the Commission. To install Rev. W. H. 
Morrison as pastor of the Sunnyside Church on March 12, 1967 at 7:30 
Rev. Cheves K. Ligon to preside; Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie to preach; 
Rev. C. S. Albright to charge the pastor; Elder Robert McNeill to charge 
the congregation; Elders James M. Williams and Robert A. Averitte. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES: Rev. R. P. Hayes presented the report on 
Bills and Overtures. Action in the overtures was deferred till the next 
meeting as all requirements of presenting the overtures had not been 
met. The rules requiring that overtures be sent to Sessions prior to the 
meeting was amended to read "to pastor and representative''. 

RESOLUTIONS: Rev. Robert A. Massey, Jr. presented the report of 
the Committee on Resolutions. The report was adopted and is as fol- 
lows: 

Whereas the pastor, Session, staff and members of Brownson Memo- 
rial Church have been most gracious in the hospitality extended to this 
meeting of Presbytery; and whereas, the Women of the Church have pro- 
vided a most bountiful meal, appetizmgly served; 

Now therefore be it resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery extend its 
heartfelt thanks to all concerned by standing vote. 

Whereas the Council and Committee Chairman have shown extra- 
ordinary acumon in the pre-planning of this meeting of Presbytery and 
whereas the Moderator has shown extra-ordinary skill in the conduct of 
business; 

Therefore be it now resolved that the Presbytery extend its hearfelt 
thanks to all concerned. 



RESOLUTION: Rev. Rufus Cromartie offered the following motion 
which was approved: That the Stated Clerk be instructed to draw up an 
appropriate resolution expressing the Presbytery's gratitude for the life 
and ministry of Dr. James A. Jones, and our sympathy to his family; 
that a copy be sent to Mrs, Jones and a copy be spread on the Minutes 
of Presbytery; and that, at this time, Rev. A. N. Wells lead Presbytery 
in a prayer of thanksgiving for Dr. Jones' life, ministry, and service to 
this Presbytery and the Church. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville records its sorrow in the death of 
Rev. James Archibald Jones, D. D. LD. D. on November 17, 1966; join- 
ing in grief with his family and his host of friends throughout the church. 



194 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Presbytery remembers with pride that Dr. Jones was born and 
brought up in the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery; in a family always 
active in the Lord's work; that, as a college student, he came before the 
Presbytery and was received as a candidate for the gospel ministry. 

The Presbytery observed with increasing satisfaction his work as 
Pastor and his growing power as a Preacher; his outstanding leader- 
ship in his position as President of the Union Theological Seminary in 
the training of ministers; the breadth of his vision and understanding as 
Chairman of the Board of World Missions and as Preacher, Consultant 
and Counselor of missionaries on the Mission Fields. The Presbytery 
has been gratified that, though great responsibilities and many high 
honors came to him, Dr. Jones never lost the common touch. He loved 
his fellowmen and they loved him. 

The Presbytery, while recording its great sense of loss to the Church 
and our Seminary, and its personal loss in the passing of a dear friend, 
would remember with gratitude his years of high endeavor and his noble 
talents, wholly dedicated to God and his work. 

Though we cannot understand the Providence of God in calling him 
away in the midst of his great plans and his supreme task for the Semi- 
nary which were being carried on so successfully under his inspiring 
leadership, we bow in humble submission to the will of the God he served 
so well; knowing that God doeth all things best. 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville would offer to the family of Dr. Jones 
our deepest, heartfelt sympathy in their loss, which we share; and our 
prayer that the "God of all Comfort" may bless, console, and sustain 
them in the years to come. 

The Presbytery directs that a copy of the resolutions be sent to the 
Family of Dr. Jones and that the resolutions be spread on the Minutes of 
the Presbytery. 

Done in the Stated Meeting of the Presbytery of Fayetteville, in Ses- 
sion in the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church, Southern Pines, 
N. C. February 7, in the year of our Lord 1967. 

P. Leslie Bullock Moderator, 
Robert S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



SESSIONAL RECORDS: Rev. Frank C.Wilkinson presented the report 
on Sessional Records, which was received as information. 

READING OF MINUTES: The Minutes of the day's session were read 
and approved. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 195 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer and the benedic- 
tion by the Moderator; to meetattheRaeford Presbyterian Church, May 
2, 1967 at 9:30 a.m, 

P. Leslie Bullock, Moderator. 
Alton C. Trivette, Per. Clerk. 

ATTEST: Robert S. Arrowood, 
Stated Clerk. 



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THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-THIRD 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Raeford, N. C, May 2, 1967 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and Fifty- Third 
Stated Meeting at the Raeford Presbyterian Church on May 2, 1967 at 
9:30 a.m„ The Meeting was called to order by the Moderator Rev. Les- 
lie Bullock. 

The meeting was led in opening worship by Rev. Leslie Bullock. 

COMMISSIONING SERVICE: A commissioning service for the Com- 
missioners to the General Assembly from Fayetteville Presbytery was 
conducted by the Moderator, Rev. Leslie Bullock. Teaching Elders: 
Robert A. Hall, Cortez A. Cooper, H. Hoover Bear and R. S. Arrowood. 
Ruling Elders: Frank H. McNeill, H. C. Newton, C. Wayne Collier and 
G. W. Shaw. 

MODERATOR ELECTED: Rev. Robert A. Massey was unanimously 
elected moderator and Ben White and T. Sherril Baggett were elected 
Temporary Clerks. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The Moderator appointed Standing 
Committee on Resolutions as follows: Rev. Dewey Herring, Rev. Kem- 
per Fitch and Elder Jerome Clark. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 

C. S. Albright, George D. Alexander, James Appleby, R. S. Arrowood, 
Vance Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, Bur riss, M. Bender, Richard A. Brand, 
Vernon S. Broyes, III, Stedman B. Bryan, Leslie Bullock, Lawrence G. 
Calhoun, G. R. Cheney, Jerry R.Cook, Cortez A. Cooper, John R. Cran- 
dall, R. A. Cromartie, Fred H. Currie,B. E. Dotson, Eugene C. Ensley, 
W. K. Fitch, R. 0. Freeman, H. W. Gilkeson, Dawes B. Graybeal, Ro- 
bert G. Hall, W. Spencer, Hamrick, Paul Hanks, Richard P. Hayes, Billy 
H. Herring, H. Dewey Herring, Charles J. Hollingsworth, C. William 
Hull, C. Rees Jenkins, L. W. Kessler, Chas. E. Kirkpatrick, Julian 
Lake, Louis C. LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, Leighton B. McKeithen, James 
MacKenzie, James B. MacLeod, R. A. Massey, Win. E. Massey, A. 
Douglas McArn, Ansley C.Moore, W.H.Morrison, Albert A. Myers, Jr., 
W. C. Neill, Julian D. Nesselrodt, Dan E. Norman, Wm. L. Painter, 
Richard Park, Robert F.Park, Larry Parker, R.H. Poole, R. L. Prince, 
Grant M. Sharrp, R. F. Sloop, Frank E. Smith, Allan Smyth, S. T. Sni- 
vely, John Steele, J. V.C. Summer ell, Robert L. Temple, A. C. Trivette, 
Robert L. Turner, A. N. Wells, Jack M. White, Frank C. Wilkinson, 
Henry L. Willis, H. L. Wilson, Tom Young. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 197 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective elders: 
Amys Chapel, James Bethea; Antioch, Archie Howard; Ashpole, J. E. 
McCallum; Ashworth, James Parker; Barbecue, S, P.McCormick; Ben- 
salem, Arthur Williams; Benson, W. R. Johnson; Bethel, Mrs. L. C. 
Currie; Bethesda, H. Clifton Blue; Big Rockfish, Charles McDonald; 
Bluff, Meredith Starling; Brownson Memorial, Houston Black; Bunnle- 
vel, R. E. Byrd; Cameron, Pate Hopkins; Cape Fear, Mrs. E. Gay Wade; 
Carthage, C, E. McCallum; Cedar Rock, C. T. Thomas; Centre, Ben A. 
White; Church in the Pines, N, G. Gibson; Church of the Covenant, G. L. 
McNeill; College Heights, William C. Swann; Community, J. F. Taylor; 
Culdee, Robert E. Lea; Dunn, Guyton Smith; Ephesis, Colin Black; Er- 
win, T. M. McDonald; Fayetteville First, John Purdie; Flat Branch, 
Neill McDonald; Galatia, J. McN. Gillis; Godwin, Talmage Baggett; 
Highland, Jerome Clark; Hope Mills, Willard P. Smith; Jackson Springs, 
Sam Dilling; Lakeview, L. R. McRae; Laurel Hill, Eli Murray; Laurin- 
burg First, James L. McNair; Leaflet, D. D. Ray, Jr.; Lillington, R, S. 
Taylor, Jr.; Lumber Bridge, Roger Hall; Lumberton First, A. Torrey 
McLean, Jr.; Manly, Chester Calloway; Maxton First, R. D. Groom, 
Jr.; McMillan, Gordon C. Williams; McPherson, E. M. McDaniel; Mid- 
dleton Heights, Walter C. Mudd; Midway, Pickett L, Loftin; Montpelier, 
W. C. Covington; Mount Pelier, Ervin Ratley, Jr.; Mt. Pisgah, W. Buie; 
Olivia, A. J. Harrington; Parkton, Henry S. Butler, Sr.; Pembroke, C. F. 
Perry, Philippi, June Rogers; Plainview; D. M. Coats; Pleasant View, 
Sam S. Brazelton; Providence, Elbert Stephenson; Raeford, Raymond 
L, Maxwell; Raven Rock, J. C. Thomas; Red Springs First, Ben Cam- 
pen, Jr.; Rex, F. G. Williams; Riverside, William L. Wade; Rowland, 
W. J. Faircloth; Sardis, Wayne Collier; Sherwood, J. W. Dawson; Shilofr, 
0. B. Israel; Smyrna, C. A. Bracy; Spring Lake, David H. Johnson; St. 
Pauls, 0. K. Hogan; Sunnyside, R, A. Aviritte; Trinity, Roger W. Deck- 
er; Union, G. M. Bailey; Unity, Worth Thornton; Vaughn Mem., Ellie R. 
Beard; West End, M. H. Tucker; Westminster, Bryant Holmes. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: Wm, A, Alexander, Robert Gustafson, J. Ray 
Dickens and C. M. Voyles. 

WELCOME: Rev. Cortez Cooper presented Fred Culbreth of the Rae- 
ford Church who extended a cordial welcome to the Presbytery. 

PROGRAM: The Moderator, Rev. Robert Massey, presented the 
docket as the program of Presbytery. It was approved. 

COMMUNICATIONS: Communications to the Presbytery were pre- 
sented by the Stated Clerk; A letter from Halbert Jones in reply to a 

memorial for his brother, Rev. James A. Jones. A letter from Synod's 
Chairman of Historical Matters was referred to the Council. 

Reports were received from commissions reporting the installation 
of John R. Chandler and Wm. A. Morrison. These admitted to Record. 



198 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. John Crandell as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church, Fair- 
mong Presbyterian Church met at the church at 7:20 p.m., on February 
26, 1967. The following were present: Ministers: Leslie Bullocks, 
Grant Shepard, Charles J. Hollings worth. Ruling Elders: C. R. 
Bullock, J. Wilton Lewis and V. G. Ggranstam. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Dr. Leslie Bullock was elected Chairman and Charles 
J. Hollingsworth Clerk. The Commission then met with the congrega- 
tion of the Church. Dr. Bullock presided and propounded the consti- 
tutional questions. Rev. Sharp preached the sermon. Charles Hollings- 
worth charged the minister. Dr. Bullock charged the congregation. 
Rev. John Crandale was declared duly elected and installed as pastor 
of the First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont according to the Book 
of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by 
the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Leslie Bullock, Chairman 
Charles J. Hollingsworth, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Jerry R. Cook as pastor of the Parkton Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 7:00 p. m., on October 16, 1966* The following 
were present: Ministers: H. L. Willis, C. A. Cooper and C. K. 
Ligon. Ruling Elders: Dr. D. S. Curris (Parkton), H. P. Johnson 
(Rex) and Roger F. Hall (Lumber Bridge). The meeting was opened 
with prayer. Rev. H. L. Willis was elected Chairman and Roger F. 
Hall, Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of the 
Church. Rev. H. L. Willis presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions. Rev. C. K. Ligon preached the sermon. Dr. D. S. Currie 
charged the minister. Rev. C. A. Cooper charged the congregation. 
Rev. Jerry R. Cook was declared duly elected and installed as pastor 
of the Parkton Presbyterian Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly 
installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted 
and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Harry L. Willis, Chairman 
Roger F. Hall, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Charles E. Kirkpatrick as pastor of the MacPherson Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:00 p. m., on Oct. 23, 1966. The follow- 
ing were present: Ministers: Dr. L. C. LaMotte, Rev. J. V. C. 
Summerell and Rev. Howard W. Gilkerson. Ruling Elders: Clarence 
Lytch, James P. McMillan, J. Mills Kirkpatrick and H. Cliftoa Blue. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. Louis C. LaMotte was 
elected Chairman and James McMillan, Clerk. The Commission 
then met with the congregation of the Church. Dr. Louis LaMotte 
presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. J. V. C. 
Summerell preached the sermon. Rev. Howard Gilkerson charged 



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the minister. Elder H. Clifton Blue charged the congregation. Rev. 
Charles E. Kirkpatrick was declared duly elected and installed as 
pastor of the MacPherson Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly 
installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted 
and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Louis C. LaMotte, Chairman 
James P. McMillan, Clerk 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to ordain 
and install C. William Hull as assistant pastor of the First, Lum- 
berton Presbyterian Church met at the Chapel at 7:15 p. m., on Oc- 
tober 30, 1966. The following were present: Ministers: C. K. Li- 
gon, R. F. Sloop, C. J. Hollings worth and H. W. Gilkeson. Ruling 
Elders: B. G. French, A. T. McLean, Jr., John Luther McLean and 
Murphy F. McGirt. The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. C. 
K. Ligon was elected Chairman and H. W. Gilkeson, Clerk. The 
Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. Dr. C. K, 
Ligon presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. R. 
F. Sloop preached the sermon. Ruling Elder Murphy McGirt charged 
the minister. H. W. Gilkeson charged the congregation. Rev. C. Wil- 
liam Hull was declared duly elected ordained and installed as assis- 
tant pastor of the First, Lumberton Church according to the Book of 
Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the 
newly ordained and installed minister. The minutes of the Commis- 
sion were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon, Chairman 
H. W. Gilkeson, Clerk 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
William H. Morrison as pastor of the Sunnyside Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 7:20 p.m., on March 12, 1967. The following were 
present: Ministers: Rufus A* Cromartie, Chevis K. Ligon and C. S. 
Albright. Ruling Elders: James McNeill Williams, Robert E. McNeill 
and R. A. Averitt. The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. Chevis 
K. Ligon was elected Chairman and C. S. Albright, Clerk. The Com- 
mission then met with the congregation of the Church* Cheves K. 
Ligon presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rufus 
A. Cromartie preached the sermon. C. S. Albright charged the 
minister. Robert E. McNeill charged the congregation. Rev. William 
H. Morrison was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the 
Sunnyside Presbyterian Church according to the Book of Church Order. 
The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed 
minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Com- 
mission was adjourned with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon, Chairman 
C. S. Albright, Clerk 



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Rev. R. S. Arrowood, pastor of Sardis and Palestine, asked to be re- 
tired as of May 31, 1967. Motion by Cheves Ligon to grant this and for 
Presbytery to be led in Prayer by R.L. Prince for the work of Mr. Ar- 
rowood. This was carried. Prayer was made. 

REPORTS OF COMMITTEES: 

COUNCIL: Rev. A. N. Wells gave the report of Presbyter's Council. 
It was adopted and is as follows: 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL 

The Council met on April 3rd, with all members and nine ex-officio 
members present. The Council heard the tentative plans of each of 
the major committees, and gave its general approval. The Council 
noted that since it had only been two months since the Winter Meeting 
of Presbytery that there will likely be less business to transact at 
the next Presbytery meeting in regard to reports of major committees. 

The Council prepared the docket for the May 2nd meeting of the 
Presbytery, and now recommends to the Presbytery that this general 
format be followed for future Presbytery meetings, with the program 
committee responsible for preparing the dockets. 

The Council voted to invite Dr. Marshall D. Sendy, Ex. Sec. of the 
Board of Christian Education, to address the Presbytery on the 
"Creeds of the Church", and to lead an open discussion after his 
presentation. This action was taken in compliance with a Pres- 
bytery directive at the last meeting. 

The Council voted to recommend that Presbytery have an adjour- 
ned meeting on July 9th, 3:00 p.m., to hear reports of the com- 
missioners to the 1967 General Assembly, and possibly to schedule 
an inspirational address, and examine candidates for ordination ii 
there should be any. 

The Council voted to commend the Christian Relations Comm. for 
the March 4th Christian Action Conference, and suggests to this 
committee that they plan another conference in 1968 on a Sundaj 
afternoon in a central location of the Presbytery. 

The Council heard reports of the representatives of the Camping 
Committee, and concurred in their opinion that sizeable expendi- 
tures for additional land and capital improements at the Camp are 
necessary. It is expected that the Christian Education Report today 
will cover this, and tho Council is prepared to endorse many of its 
requests. 

Two members of the Stewardship Committee, including the Chair- 
man, attended the Assembly Stewardship Conference in Charlotte, 



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April 6-7, and report that the Assembly will increase its budget by 
4.99% in 1968 and will ask Presbytery to increase by the same per- 
centage. There will not be a brochure this year covering Assembly, 
Synod, and Presbytery, but new and attractive material will be pub- 
lished in early summer, and the Stewardship Committee plans to call 
a meeting of stewardship leaders to meet, observe and make plans 
to use the material. 

Respectfully submitted, 
A. N. Wells, Chairman 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The report on Christian Education was 
presented by Rev. W. E. Massey. With the permission of Presbytery 
Charles Hollingsworth and Paul Hanks spoke of the needs at camp 
Monroe. The report with its recommendations was adopted as follows: 

Your Committee continues to seek the opportunity to serve the local 
church in its Christian Education ministry. You will be aware of our 
efforts as you support, through your attendance and participation, the 
various Workshops, Camps, Conferences and Schools planned for the 
coming months. If there are more specific and concrete ways in which 
your Christian Education Committee might be of service we invite your 
requests and suggestions. 

The Camp and Conference sub-committee recognizes its part in the 
christian education of our Presbytery thus reports the need to improve 
our facilities and program. In light of much study the following recom- 
mendations are submitted for presbytery approval. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the Presbytery acknowledge with deep gratitude those whose 
wisdom, foresight and sacrifices have made possible Camp Monroe in 
,the life of our Presbytery. 

2. That this committee, recognizing its obligations to the present 
and to the future, be authorized to contract with Professor Charles 
C. Stott (N.C.S.U.), a recognized authority in camp planning, to deve- 
lop a master plan for the orderly development of Camp Monroe to 
meet present and future needs. The cost of these services are not 
to exceed $2,500.00. 

AND FURTHERMORE • 

3. That the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery be authorized to 
borrow up to $32,000.00 to purchase additional land adjacent to the 
present camp property and to pay for the services of the camp planner. 

4. That the Presbytery recognize Recommendations 2 and 3 as the 



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first phase of a long range program of development for this aspect of 
Christian Education in our Presbytery. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. E. Massey, Chairman 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: Rev. C. Rees Jenkins presented the report 
on Christian Relations. It was received as information. 

The following motion made by Rev. L. C. Lamotte was adopted by 
Presbytery: 

"That Presbytery request its Committee on CHristian Relations 
to hold future conferences on Christian Action and that the next such 
conference be held in accord with the recommendation of Presby- 
tery's Council in 1968 on a Sunday afternoon at a central location in 
Presbytery." 

NOMINATIONS: The report on Nominations was given by Rev. 
Leighton B. McKeithen. It was adopted and is as follows: 

1. That the Rev. R. L. Prince be re-elected to the Board of Trustees 
of Davidson College, class of fall 1971. 

2. That Mr. K. A. McDonald of Raeford be re-elected to the Board 
of Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery, class of fall 1970. 

3. That Mr. Julius B. McLeod of Raeford be elected to fill the 
unexpired term of Mr. John McKoy Blue, deceased, on the Board 
of Trustees of the Sandy Grove Church Property, class of spring 
1969. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Leighton B. McKeithen, Jr. Chairman 

ORDER OF THE DAY: 11:00-12:00 Special Committee on Creeds and 
Confessions, The report of the Special Committee on Creeds and Con- 
fessions was given by Rev. C. K. Ligon. 

As a part of the report Dr. Marshall Dendy gave an address on the 
Creed of 1967 of the UPUSA Church. 

Upon motion by Rev. James Appleby, Presbytery gave Dr. Dendy a 
rising vote of thanks. 

A motion was then made by Rev. C.K. Ligon that Fayetteville Presby- 
tery inform the General Assembly that it has engaged in a Study on 
Creeds and Confessions, and recommends that the Ad-Interim Com- 
mittee be continued and direct presbyteries in further study. The mo- 
tion carried. 






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MEMORIAL SERVICE: A memorial service for Dr. Price H. Gwynn 
was conducted by Rev. Leslie Bullock. Out of respect for the memory 
of Dr. Gwynn, Presbytery stood and was led in prayer by Dr. Ansley 
Moore. 

THE REVEREND PRICE HENDERSON GWYNN, JR. 

1892-1967 

Price Henderson Gwynn, Jr., was born at Crozet, Va. on Aug 4, 
1892, the son of Price Henderson Gwynn and Mary Waters Minor. He 
graduated from the University of North Carolina with a B. A. Degree 
in 1921 and with an M. A. Degree in 1913. From 1913 to 1917 he taught 
in the Public Schools of Durham, N. C. From 1917 to 1919 he was in the 
United States Army, serving as Lieut of Infantry in the First World 
War. 

On August 18, 1921, Dr. Gwynn married Elma May Cruchfield of 
Reidsville, N. C. where he was Supt of Schools from 1919 - 1927. To 
them were born three children, Price H. Gwynn EI of Charlotte; Mrs. 
Ivan A. Orloff of Lockport, N. Y.; and Mrs. Howard W. Boyd of Griffith, 
Ga. 

Dr. Gwynn had long felt a call to the ministry and in 1925 he began 
his studies at Union Theological Seminary in Virginia. After two 
years there he went to Yale University where he received the B. D. 
degree in 1928 and the Ph. D. degree in 1930. ,From 1930 to 1944 he 
served as Prof, of psychology at Davidson College. During this time 
he was ordained to the ministry by Orange Presbytery in October 1934, 
and later became a member of Mecklenburg Presbytery. 

From 1944 to 1946 Dr. Gwynn was Director of Christian Higher Edu- 
cation for the Synod of North Carolina, Presbyterian Church, U. S. 
Between 1946 and 1951 he was Director of Leadership Education for the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the U. S. A. where he 
helped to establish a new church school curriculum. In 1951 Dr. Gwynn 
returned to the Synod of North Carolina to become Dean of the College 
of Flora MacDonald College. He moved his membership to Wilmington 
Presbytery, one of the supporting Presbyteries; and later became a 
member of Fayetteville Presbytery. When St. Andrews College was 
formed through the merger of Flora MacDonald College, Peace Col- 
lege, and Presbyterian Junior College, Dr. Gwynn became Dean of 
St. Andrews. After his retirement as Dean at St. Andrews, he became 
Director of the Presbyterian Guidance Center on the campus of St. 
Andrews, remaining in this position untill he was called to become 
the President of Glade Valley School in 1964. At that time he moved 
his membership to Winston-Salem Presbytery. 

Upon his retirement from the presidency of Glade Valley School 
in June of 1966, he and Mrs. Gwynn made plans to live in Southern 
Pines, N. C. In October of that year they moved into their new home. 



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On Feb. 1967 Br* Gwynn died in Moore County Memorial Hospital 
following a heart attack the day before. Some three days before this, 
Dr. Gwynn had moved his membership back to Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Space does not permit a listing of the many honors and achievements 
which came to Dr. Gwynn during his lifetime. His whole career was 
devoted to education in the service of the Church. That which honors 
him most greatly, the gratitude, love, and respect of hundreds of 
students and colleagues who found in him a man of great faith and 
integrity. 



INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS: The following visitors were intro- 
duced: Rev. David McLean of Norfolk Presbytery, James McKinnon, 
Mrs. Guy Wade, David Weed, who asked to be received under care of 
Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry, Mrs. John Nance, presi- 
dent of the Presbyterial and Frank Baker who was invited to sit as a 
visiting brother. 

Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick was asked to say grace for the noon meal 
after which Presbytery recessed for lunch. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH - 12:30 

The moderator called the afternoon session to order at 1:30. 

REPORT OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH: Rev. George Cheney, 
Chairman of the Committee on Women's Work, gave the report by cal- 
ling on Mrs. John Nance to report on the work of the women during the 
past fiscal year. The report was received as information and Presby- 
tery commended Mrs. Nance for her excellent work. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR NOMINEE: Rev. J. V. C. Summerell 
was nominated for the next moderator. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE CARE OF CANDIDATES: 
The report of the Candidates Committee was given by Rev. Cortez 
Cooper Jr. 

Since the Winter Meeting of the Presbytery, the Committee on the 
Care of Candidates has continued its interest in and concern for the 
Several ministerial candidates on its roll. The committee expecially 
wishes to express its gratitude to those ministers and ruling elders 
of the Presbytery who from time to time visit, counsel, and pray with 
these young men under our care* 

CANDIDATES ON PRESBYTERY'S ROLL AS OF MAY 1, 1967: 
Thomas W. Currie, Senior, Union Theological Seminary; William A. 
DePrater, III, Sophomore, Methodist College of Fayetteville: Lemuel 






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Ray Gilchrist, Lillington, N 6 C. (Not presently in seminary); Douglas 
Floyd Kelly, Middler, Union Theological Seminary; Lawrence H. Par- 
sons, Ft. Bliss, Texas (On active duty with U. S. Army. Will enter 
seminary after tour of duty is completed); William Paul White, Senior, 
Union Theological Seminary. 

Those of the candidates who are in college or seminary are making 
good progress in their academic and field work reports. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That DAVID N. WEED be examined by Presbytery preparatory to 
his being received under the care of Presbytery as a Candidate for 
the Ministry. Mr. Weed lives at 475 W. New Jersey Ave. in Southern 
Pines and is a member of Brownson Memorial Church. He is a 
graduate architect, presently an associate with Hayes-Howell & Asso- 
ciates in Southern Pines. He and his wife, Patty, have a one-year old 
daughter. He plans to enter Unio n Seminary in Richmond this July 
to study for the ministry. 

2. That the Presbytery engage in prayer for all the candidates 
committed to its care, and for the Lord to supply laborers for the 
work of the pastoral ministry and other church vocations. David 
N. Weed was examined according to the Book of Church Order and 
enrolled as a candidate under care of Presbytery. Prayer was made 
by Rev. R. F. Sloop and the charge given by candidates, pastor Rev. 
Julian Lake. The report was adopted with its recommendations. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., Chairman 



COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: Rev. Julian 
Lake, chairman, presented the report of the Commission on the 
Minister and his Work. The report, with the addition of a request 
from the floor, by Rev. Louis C. Lamotte that he be retired as of 
May 21, 1967, was adopted and is as follows: 

1. The Commission has dissolved the pastoral relationship between 
Ashworth Church and Rev. Stedman Bryan, and approved the calls of 
the Bumlevel and Flat Branch Churches to Mr. Bryan, as of June 1st. 

2. The Commission has approved the following calls: Church in 
the Pines to Rev. Thomas Young, Bluff Church to Rev. Robert Temple, 
West End Church to Rev. William L. Painter, Jr., and recommends 
that they be examined for membership in the Presbytery, and, pending 
satisfactory examination, that commissions be appointed to install them 
as pastors of the churches to which they have been called. 

3. The Commission recommends that Rev. David A. McLean be 



206 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

examined for membership in the Presbytery, (transferring from 

Norfolk Presbytery) 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Julian Lake, Chairman 

Rev. Julian Lake introduced Rev. David McLean, Rev. Thomas 
Young, Rev. Robert Temple and Rev. Wm. Painter. Certificates 
of Dismissal for these bretheren having been received, they were 
admitted to examination. Having been examined according to the 
Book of Church Order and having signed the Minister's Affirmation, 
they were received as members of Fayetteville Presbytery and en- 
rolled. 

The following calls having been found in order by the Commission 
were placed in their hands and accepted: 

From the Church in the Pines for the Rev. J. T. Young, Jr.; Salary 
$7,500.00; 10% M.A.F. Hospital Insurance; Manse utilities (except 
telephone); $125.00 for books; $600 car expense. 

From the Bluff Church for Rev. Robert Lee Temple; Salary $4,600; 
10% Annuity; $1,000.00 professional expenses; Group Insurance for 
family: Utilities at manse; month's vacation. 

From Bunulevel for Rev. Stedman B. Bryan; Salary $2,600.00; 
10% Annuity; $400.00 household; $600.00 Professional; 1 months vaca- 
tion. ' 

From Flat Branch for Rev. Sedman B. Bryan; Salary $2,600.00; 
10% Annuity; Family Group Insurance; $400.00 Household and $600.00 
Professional expense; 1 month's vacation. 

From West End for the Rev. William L. Painter, Jr., Salary $5,000.00; 
10% annuity; Social Security; Professional Expense $750.00; Manse; 
1 month's vacation. 

The following order was taken for their installations: 

To install Rev. J. T. Young, Jr. in the Church in the Pines May 
7, 1967 at 7:30, P.M. Rev. Leslie C. Bullock to preach the sermon; 
Rev. Cheves K. Ligon to charge the pastor; Rev. Alton C. Trivette 
to preside; Ruling Elder E. H. Evans, Sr. to charge the congregation; 
with elders A. H. Garrison, Jr. and H. C. Newton. 

To install Rev. Robert L. Temple in Bluff Church; May 14, 7:30, 
Rev. Jack M, White to preside; Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. to preach 
the sermon; Kev. Billy H. Herring to charge the congregation; Ruling 
Elder Robert McNeill to charge the. pastor; with elders Talmage 
Baggett and J. McNeill Williams. 



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To install Rev. Stedman B. Bryan at the Bunnlevel Church: July 2. 
Rev. Eugence C. Ensley to preach the sermon; Rev. Robert O. Freeman 
to preside; Rev. Richard A. Brand to charge the congregation; Ruling 
Elder Guiton Smith to charge the pastor; with elders Charles Byrd 
and R, E. Byrd. 

To install Rev. Stedman B. Bryan in the Flat Branch Church, 
July 9. Rev. J. V. C. Summerell to preach the sermon; Rev. Robert 
F. Park to preside; Rev. Charles F. Kirkpatrick to charge the con- 
gregation; Ruling Elder C. Reid Ross to charge the pastor; with 
elders M. ML Clark and Edwin Bain. 

To install Rev. William L. Painter, Jr. at the West End Church, 
July 16th, 1967 at 4:00 p.m. Ministers: C. K. Ligon, James Appleby, 
J. V. C. Summerell; Ruling Eiders: A. A, McDonald, Edgar Graham, 
C. M. Patterson. 

The Commission on Installations, in answer to a question raised in a 
previous meeting of Presbytery, reported that nothing had been found in 
the Book of Church Order forbidding the use of elders, on a Commis- 
sion to Install, from the church where the pastor is being installed. This 
was received as information. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES: Mr. Guiton Smith gave the report of the 
Committee on Bills and Overtures. 

1. From the Jackson Springs Church concerning the National Council 
of Churches. This was answered in the negative by a vote of 65 against 
and 35 for. 

2. From the Lumberton Church in regard to Civil Disobedience. This 
was answered in the negative by a vote of 71 against to 33 for. 

3. From the First Church, Maxton, in regard to the use of New Wine 
Skins, This was answered in the negative by a vote of 73 against to 13 
for. 

Upon motion by Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick the Maxton Church was com- 
mended for its diligence in studying the matter. 

4. From the Fayetteville First Church, regarding the previous action 
of Presbytery authorizing the employment of a full time evangelist. 
Presbytery was asked to reconsider the action. This was carried by a 
unanimous show of hands. 

5. The Committee on Bills and Overtures recommends that Presby- 
tery's Council study the advisability of preparing a standard form for 
the presentation of Bills and Overtures. 

The following amendment was offered by Rev. Vernon Broyles: 



208 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

"That Presbyter's Council consider the matter of whether Presbytery 
must answer Overtures it receives simply by "yes" or "no" or whether 
it may amend these overtures as it sees fit." 

This was adopted. 

RESOLUTIONS: The report of the Committee on Resolutions was given 
by Rev. Dewey Herring. The report was adopted and is as follows: 

Be it Resolved that the 353d Stated Meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery 
express to the Pastor, Officers and Members of the Raeford Presby- 
terian Church its appreciation of the pleasant privelege of meeting in 
their superb sanctuary, recessing to their beautiful grounds, partaking 
of a sumptuously prepared and promptly served meal, and experiencing 
the warm helpfulness of their hospitality. 

Be it further resolved that Presbytery record its thanksgiving to Al- 
mighty God for the presence in the ministry these past fifty years of the 
Rev. Robert S. Arrowood, whose great good will, whose constancy of 
purpose, whose stability of belief and posture, whose "Man of God" 
stature have been a lighthouse to minister and layman alike; and whose 
continued service as Stated Clerk, Presbytery is happy to claim. 

Be it further resolved - that the Presbytery expresses its apprecia- 
tion to Mrs. John Nance for her excellent report concerning the Women 
of the Church. 

Be it further resolved - that Presbytery expresses its thanks to Al- 
mighty God for leading David N. Weed to the decision to study for the 
Gospel Ministry, and pray for God's guidance and blessing upon his en- 
deavors. 



NEXT MEETING: An adjourned Summer Meeting will be held at the 
Longstreet Church on the Fort Bragg Military reservation, July 9, 1967 
at 3:00 p.m. 

The next Stated meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery will be at Red 
Springs Church, October 3, 1967. 

READING OF MINUTES: The minutes were read and approved. Pres- 
bytery was adjourned with Prayer by the Moderator. 

Alton C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 
Robert A. Massey, Moderator 

ATTEST: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
PRO RENATA MEETING 

Montreat, N. C, June 6, 1967 



Fayetteville Presbytery met, pursuant to the order of the Synod of 
North Carolina, following the afternoon session of he Synod of North 
Carolina. Presbytery was called to order and was led in prayer by the 
Moderator, Rev. Robert A. Massey. 



Rev. C. K. Ligon was elected Clerk. 



ENROLLMENT:. The following ministers were enrolled: Stedman B. 
Bryan, George R. Cheney, Fred H. Currie, J. Ray Dickens, Eugene C. 
Ensley, Robert 0. Freeman, Howard W. Gilkeson, Billy H. Herring, H. 
Dewey Herring, Charles Hollingsworth, Charles E. Kirkpatrick, C. K. 
Ligon, R. A. Massey, William H. Morrison, Julian Nesselrodt, Robert 
F. Park, Larry Parker, Robert F. Sloop, Frank A. Smith, Allan Smyth, 
Robert L. Temple, Robert Lee Turner, Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. Wil- 
son. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective repre- 
sentatives: Berea, Henry Buffkin; Brownson Memorial, Walter E. Blue; 
Dunn, W. W. Cunningham, Jr.; Ephesus, D. C. Holder; Flat Branch, 

Ishmael McDonald; Galatia, T. A.McInnis; Iona, F.M. Davis; Lillington, 
C. E. Bass; Maxton First, R. D. Croom, Jr.; Parkton, A. B. Hamrick; 
Peace, Harold Caudill; Providence, G. V. King; Red Springs, J. B. Mc- 
Closkey; Westminster, Carlyle Clark. 

The Presbytery was ordered to meet, for the purpose of considering 
the requests of the Dunn and Riverside Churches to be merged into one 
Church, effective June 18, 1967. 

The Rev. E. C. Ensley made the motion that "the membership of the 
Dunn and Riverside Churches be united into the First Presbyterian 
Church of Dunn, N. C; also, that the duly elected, ordained and installed 
Elders and Deacons of both churches be merged to form the Session and 
Board of Deacons of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, N. C; also, 
that the properties of the Riverside Presbyterian Church be turned over 
the Trustees of the First Presbyterian Church of Dunn, N. C; also, that 
portion of Rev. Allan Smyth's salary formerly paid by the Riverside 
Church and Fayetteville Presbytery be accepted by the First Presby- 
terian Church of Dunn, N. C." Following a detailed explanation of the 



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reasons for the motion, and endorsement of the motion by Rev. H. W. 
Gilkeson, in behalf of the Presbytery Church Extension Committee, the 
motion carried unanimously. 

The meeting was adjourned with prayer. 

R. A. Massey, Moderator 
C. K. Ligon, Acting Clerk 

The above minutes were read and approved at the Adjourned Meeting 
of Fayetteville Presbytery at Longstreet Church, July 9, 1967. 



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JULY ADJOURNED MEETING OF 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The July 1967 adjourned meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery met July 
9, 1967, 3:00 p.m. at the Longstreet Church on the Fort Bragg Military 
Reservation. 

The Meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. R. E. Mas- 
sey who led in a service of worship. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 

Ministers: C. S. Albright, James Appleby, R. S. Arrowood, Vance 
Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, Richard A. Brand, Stedman B. Bryan, G. R. 
Cheney, Jr., Jerry R. Cook, Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., John R. Crandall, 
Fred H. Currie, B. E. Dotson, W. K. Fitch, Jr., Howard W. Gilkeson, 
Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey Herring, C. J. Hollings worth, C. William 
Hull, C. Rees Jenkins, C. W. Kimbrough, Chas. E. Kirkpatrick, 
Cheves Ligon, Leighton B. McKeithen, R. A. Massey, Ansley C. Moore, 
W. H. Morrison, Albert A. Myers, Jr., Dan E. Norman, W. L. Painter, 
Jr., Robert F. Park, Larry Parker, R. L. Prince, Allan Smyth, 
S. T. Snively, John Steele, J.V.C. Summerell, Robert L. Temple, A.C. 
Trivette, Robert L. Turner, A. N. Wells, Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. 
Wilson. 

The following elders were enrolled from their respective churches: 
Edlers: Antioch, Archie Howard; Benson, W. R. Johnson; Bethel, 
Roscoe Currie; Bethesda, H. Clifton Blue; Big Rockfish, Worth Wood; 
Bluff, Billy Hair; Bunnlevel, R. E. Bryd; Cameron, D. T. Hopkins; 
Carthage, John M. Currie; Centre, Ben A. White; Church of the 
Covenant, G. L. McNeill; Church in the Pines, N. H. Gibson; College 
Heights, Henry M. Eldredge; Culdee, Robert E. Lea; 1st Dunn, Guyton 
Smith; Ebenezer, Wade Coates; Erwin, K. W. Ballentine, Jr., Eureka, 
W. E. Home; 1st Fayetteville, G. S. Quillen; Flat Branch, Neill Mc- 
Donald; Friendship, Casey Mullis; Galatia, Douglas Monroe; Godwin, 
Talmage S. Baggett; Highland, Wilbur Clark; Jackson Springs, W. Edgar 
Graham; Laurel Hill, John A. Barber; Laurinburg, James L. McNair, 
Jr.; Leaflet, D. P. Ray, Jr.; Lillington, C. E. Bass; 1st Luinberton, 
A. T. McLean, Jr., McMillan, Harry S. McMillan; McPherson, M. M. 
Clark; Manly, Chester Calloway; Middleton Heights, W. E. Peele; 
Parkton, H. S. Butler, Sr.; Peace, Thos. N. Holmes, Jr.; Pinehurst 
Community, J. Ellis Fields; Priest Hill, Irvin L. Priest; Sherwood, 
Ruth Nowell; Shiloh, Carl G. Riley; Smyrna, Charles A. Bracey; Sun- 
nyside, H. A. Bulla; Trinity, S. A. McRimmon; Vass, D. Leon Keith; 
West End, M. H. Tucker. 

WELCOME: Presbytery was welcomed to the Longstreet church and 
Fort Bragg Military Reservation by Chaplain Williams. 



212 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood gave a brief history of the Longstreet Church. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: Robert G.HaU,W.C.Neill, James McKenzie, 
W. M. Massey and Eugene Ensley, Robert F. Sloop, Louis C. LaMotte. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. H. Hoover Bear gave the report on 
Christian Education. 

The Christian Education committee has not met since the last meeting 
of Presbytery and no new action has been taken in the committee. How- 
ever, the committee encourages all churches to take advantage of the 
following: 

1. Leadership Education School to be held at First Church in Fayette- 
ville, September 10, 11, 12. 

2. Youth Retreat at Camp Monroe on September 15-16. 

3. Home and Family Nuture Seminar to be held in the Fall at Camp 
Monroe. 

The camping committee also reports that the registrations and cam- 
pers are ahead of last year at the same time. 

Your Christian Education Committee continues to try to serve the 
local church in its education ministry. If there are other ways the 
committee might help in your program we ask for your suggestions. 

Respectfully submitted, 
George Alexander, secretary 

A letter from Rev. Grant Sharp was read inviting Presbytery to meet 
at Trinity Church, May 7, 1968. The invitation was accepted. 

COMMISSION ON MINISTER AND HIS WORK: The call from the Ash- 
pole Church to Chas. Hollingsworth was read and also the change in 
terms of call from the Rowland Church. 

The call from the Ashworth Church to Robert L. Turner, with its 
terms was read. The change in the terms of call to Robert L. Turner 
from the Comfort Church were read. 

The call for the services of Rev. Robert Lee Turner from the 
Ashworth Presbyterian Church was found in order and placed in 
his hands and accepted by him. It promised a salary of $3,000.00; 
$1,000.00 professional expenses; 10% Annuity; one month's vacation. 

The call for the services of Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth from 
the Ashpole Presbyterian Church was found in order and placed in 
his hands and accepted by him. It promised a salary of $2,750.00; 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 213 

$1,000 of the above to be designated as car expense; one half of group 
insurance; $600.00 Manse expense; M. A. F. 

The following changes in pastors' salaries were approved: The 
Comfort Church for Rev. Robert L. Turner: Salary $3,000.00; M.A. 
F.; Manse; Assembly Group Insurance for Family; one month's 
vacation. 

That the salary of Rev. Charles J. Hollingsworth from the Row- 
land Church be changed as follows; from $2,950.00 to $2,250.00 
per year; professional expense $300.00, Manse allowance $100.00; 
Book allowance $100.00; One half group insurance; 10% M.A.F. 

That the Iona Presbyterian Church reduce its professional ex- 
pense from $650 to $400.00 per year. That they pay 10% M.A.F. 

The following order was taken for the installation of Rev. Robert 
Lee Turner in the Ashworth Presbyterian Church on July 23, 1967 
at 7:30, p.m. Rev. Robert F. Park to preach the sermon; Rev. Kemper 
Fitch to preside; Rev. Frank Smith to charge the pastor; Ruling 
Elder Lawrence Barrett to charge the congregation; with Elders 
S. J. Thomason and J. Scott McFadyen, Sr. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The Moderator appointed the following 
Resolutions Committee: Rev. S. T. Snively, chairman, Douglas Monroe 
and G. L. McNeil. 

CHURCH EXTENSION COMMITTEE: The report of the Church Ex- 
tension Committee was given by Rev. Howard Gilkeson. The report 
with its recommendations was adopted: That Presbytery underwrite 
a loan in amount of $13,000.00 from the Synod of North Carolina to the 
Comfort Church. 

COMMITTEE ON THE CARE OF CANDIDATES: The report of the 
Committee on the Care of Candidates was presented by Rev. Cortez 
Cooper. The following resolution was adopted: 

"That Presbytery, under authority of the BC 024- 13, grant this Com- 
mittee the authority to approve the dismissal of candidates to another 
Presbytery." 

REPORTS FROM COMMISSIONERS TO THE 1967 GENERAL ASSEM- 
BLY: 

Elder Frank P. McNeill, on Christian Education; Elder Wayne Col- 
lier; Elder G. W. Shaw; Elder H. C. Newton, on TRAV; The Rev. R. S. 
Arrowood, The Rev. Hoover Bear, on Church and Society; The Cortez 
Cooper, on the Joint Committee of 24 on church Union and also on Wo- 
men's Work. 

Reports were received as information. 



214 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Motion was made by Rev. James Appleby that Presbytery go on re- 
cord expressing appreciation to the Commissioners attending G. A. and 
for reporting on what was done. This was passed. 



RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: Rev. S. T. Snively reported for the 
Resolutions Committee. The following resolutions were approved: 

We are indeed grateful for the privilege of meeting in the sanctuary 
of historic Longstreet Church. Before adjourning Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery wishes to go on record expressing its gratitude to those who 
have m?.de this meeting possible. 

We thank the officials of Fort Bragg for maintaining this site so 
that the Longstreet Church may remain a visible testimony to early 
Presbyter ianism. 

We are indebted to the Reverend R. S. Arrowood for his stirring 
presentation of the history of the Longstreet Church; and to the 
commissioners to the recent General Assembly for their informative 
reports. 

We also thank the ladies of the Olivia and Barbeque churches who 
have contributed to our meeting and comfort. 

Finally we appreciate the consciencious labors of our Moderator, 
the Reverend Robert Massey. His Christian spirit and faithfulness 
to duty have added dignity and purpose to our meeting. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Resolutions Committee, 
S. T. Snively, Chairman 



INTRODUCTIONS: The following were introduced to Presbytery: 
Elder Ruth Nowell from the Sherwood Church, candidates Robert 
Young from Aberdeen and Douglas Kelly from Raeford and elder James 
Wood from Raeford. 

INSTALLATIONS: Rev. B. E. Dotson presented the report on 
installations. The report was adopted as follows: 

To install Rev. Robert Turner at Ashworth July 23, 1967: Rev. 
Robert F. Park to preach; Rev. Kemper Fitch to preside; Rev. Frank 
Smith to charge the pastor; Elder Lawrence Barrett to charge the 
congregation; with elders S. J. Thomason and J. Scott McFadyen, 
Sr. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 215 

Motion was made that the moderator appoint the commission to 
install Rev. Charles Hollingsworth at Ashpole. 

Minutes of the called meeting at Montreat, during the meeting of 
Synod, were read and approved. 

Minutes of the July, 1967 Adjourned meeting of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery were read and approved. 

Presbytery was closed with prayer, by the moderator. 

Robert E. Massey, Moderator 
Alton C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: Robert S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 






216 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FOURTH 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Red Springs, N. C., October 3, 1967 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and Fifty- Fourth 
Stated Meeting at the Red Springs Church on October 3, 1967 at 9:30 
a.m. The Presbytery was called to order by the moderator, Rev. Ro- 
bert A. Massey, who led in prayer. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery was then led in a service of the 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by the Rev. Robert G. Hall and Rev. 
Cortez Cooper, assisted by the elders of the Red Springs Church. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 

R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, Burriss M. Bender, 
Richard A. Brand, Vernon S. Broyles, III, Stedman B. Bryan, C.I. Cal- 
cote, Lawrence G. Calhoun, A. D. Carswell, Geo. R. Cheney, Jr., Jerry 
R. Cook, Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., Jack Crandall, Rufus A. Cromartie, 
Fred H. Currie, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, Eugene C. Easley, Ben 
Ferguson, W. K. Fitch, Jr., R. O. Freeman, H. W. Gilkeson, Dawes B. 
Graybeal, Robert F. Hall, W. Spencer Hamrick, Paul Hanks, Richard 
P. Hayes, Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey Herring, Charles J. Hollings- 
worth, C. William Hull, C. R. Jenkins, Peter M. Jorgensen, Lawrence 
Kessler, C. W. Kimbrough, Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Julian Lake, Louis 
C. LaMotte, Cheves K. Ligon, Robert A. Massey, James MacKenzie, 
James B. MacLeod, A. Douglas McArn, Leighton B. McKeithen, W. H. 
Morrison, Albert A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Julian D. Nesselrodt, Dan 
E. Norman, W. L. Painter, Jr., Richard Park, Robert F. Park, Larry 
Parker, R. H. Poole, R. L. Prince, Grant M. Sharp, R. F. Sloop, Frank 
E. Smith, Allan Smyth, S. T. Snively, John A. Steele, J. V. C. Summe- 
rell, A. C. Trivette, Robert Lee Turner, A. N. Wells, Frank C. Wilkin- 
son, H. L. Willis, H. L. Wilson, J. T. Young. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective represen- 
tatives: 

Amy's Chapel, James Bethea; Antioch, D. A. Currie; Ashpole, J. A. 
McGirt; Ashworth, James A. Parker; Barbecue, Edgar L. Cameron; 
Bensalem, Allan M. Monroe; Berea, C. Dwight Byrd; Bethel, D. J. Dal- 
ton; Bethesda, J. Curtis Mclnnis; Big Rockfish, Guy O. Loftis; Bluff, 
G. M. Starling; Brownson Mem., Chas. Phillips, M.D.; Cameron, Hayes 
Harbour; Cameron Hill, Neil P. Cameron; Community Church, B. E. 
Richardson; Carthage, Earl McDonald; Cedar Rock, Harvey Porter; 
Centre, Elmore W. Stanton; Church in the Pines, Ray Baker; Church of 
the Covenant, Milton G., Coats; College Heights, William C. Swann; Cul- 






MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 217 

dee, Max R. Whitesell; Cypress, Martin Cameron; Dunn, E. W. Smith; 
Eagle Springs, H. F. Bost; Ebenezer, W. K.Ennis; Ephesus, J. M. Wal- 
lace; Erwin, R. S. Kelly; Eureka, D. R. Guin; Fairmont, J. Wilton Le- 
wis; Fayetteville First, John Purdie; Flat Branch, Edwin Bain; Grove, 
Ernest Tart; Galatia, Gordon Newton; Highland, Neill A. Currie, Jr.; 
Iona, Robert McMillan; Jackson Springs, O. F. Currie; Lake view, Leon 
Caviness; Laurel Hill, Hubert McRae; Laurinburg, E. Hervey Evans, 
Jr.; Leaflet, Bill Hughes; Lillington, Andy Jackson; Lumberton First, 
J. R. Stewart; Maxton, R. D Croom, Jr., M. D.; McMillan, Harry S. 
McMillan; McPherson, M. M. Clark; Midway, Lee McFarland; Mont- 
pelier, A. C, Mclnnis; Mount Pelier, Erwin Ratlege, Jr.; Mt. Pisgah, 
David W. Harrington; Olivia, Pete Davis; Palestine, W. T. Reaves; Park- 
ton, Robert A. Hughes; Peace, Grover T. McKay; Pembroke, R. B. 
Britt; Pleasant View, Sam L. Brazelton; Providence, J. E. Ennis; Rae- 
ford, Neill L. McFadyen; Rex, L. R. Shaw; Rowland, R. L. Campbell; 
Shiloh, O. B. Isreal; Smyrna, J. T. Mclntyre; Spring Lake, David H. 
Johnson; St. Pauls, Vernon Townsend; Sunny Side, Chester Carter; Tri- 
nity, S. A. McRimmon; Union, Glenn Wadsworth; Vass, N. N. McLean; 
West End, David H. Wilson; Westminster, Mrs. Kathleen Cook. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused for 
non-attendance: Rev. Ansley C. Moore, Rev. Claire Albright, Rev. 
C. M. Gibbs, Robert L. Temple, James Appleby, John Steele. 

ORGANIZATION: Rev. J. V. C. Summerell was elected moderator and 
Gordon Newton and John Purdie were elected temporary clerks. 



APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS: The Modera- 
tor appointed the following Standing Committee on Resolutions: Rev, 
W. L. Painter, Chairman, Neill McFadyen and Dr. R. D. Croom. 



WELCOME: Presbytery was welcomed to the Red Springs Church by 
Elder John K. McGirt. 



PROGRAM: Rev. Robert G. Hall presented the docket as the program 
of Presbytery. It was adopted with a few changes. 



COMMUNICATIONS: Communications to the Presbytery were read 
by Rev. R. S. Arrowood and referred. The following reports of Com- 
missions were admitted to record: 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Robert Lee Temple as pastor of the Bluff Presbyterian Church met at 
the church at 7:30 p.m., on May 14, 1967. The following were present: 
Ministers: Jack M. White, Billy H. Herring, Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. 



218 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Ruling Elders: Robert E. McNeill, SherrillBaggett, J. McNeill Williams. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. JackM. Whity was elected Chair- 
man and Billy H. Herring Clerk. The Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. The Rev. Jack M. White presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. The Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. 
preached the sermon. The Rev. Billy H. Herring charged the minister. 
Elder Robert E. McNeill charged the congregation. Rev. Robert Tem- 
ple was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Bluff Pres- 
byterian Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service 
was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The 
minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was ad- 
journed with prayer. 

Jack M. Whity, Chairman 
Billy H. Herring, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Stedman Black Bryan as pastor of the Bunnlevel Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at eight o'clock p.m., on July 2, 1967. The following 
were present: Ministers: Rev. Eugene C. Ensley, Rev. Robert 0. 
Freeman, Rev. Richard Brand. Ruling Elders: Guyton Smith, Dr. 
C. W. Byrd, R. E. Byrd. The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. C. 
W. Byrd was elected Chairman and R. E. Byrd Clerk. The Commission 
then met with the congregation of the Church. Rev. Robert O. Freeman 
presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. Eugene C. 
Ensley preached the sermon. Elder Guyton Smith charged the minister. 
Rev. Richard Brand charged the congregation. Rev. Stedman Black 
Bryan was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Bunn- 
level Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service was 
concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The mi- 
nutes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was ad- 
journed with prayer. 

Charles W. Byrd, Chairman 

R. E. Byrd, Clerk 

INSTALLATION OF STEDMAN B. BRYAN, Flat Branch Presbyterian 
Church. 

THE COMMISSION: The Reverends Robert F.Park, J. V. C. Summe- 
rell, Charles E. Kirkpatrick; Ruling Elders, C. Re id Ross, M. M. Clark, 
Edwin Bain. Chairman of Commission, Reverend Robert F. Park; Se- 
cretary of Commission, Elder Edwin Bain. 

THE INSTALLATION SERVICE: Presider: Rev. Robert F. Park. 
The Prayer of Installation, Rev. Robert F. Park; The Reading of The 
Word and the Sermon, Rev. J. V.C.Summerell; Charge to the Minister, 
Elder C. Reid Ross; Charge to the Congregation, Rev. Charles E. Kirk- 
patrick. 

The Commission met after the service. The minutes were read and 
the Commission was dismissed with prayer. 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 219 

MINUTES OF COMMISSION TO INSTALL 

Rev. Thomas Young, Jr. as pastor of The Church in the Pines Pres- 
byterian Church. 

■f • 

The Commission, according to the appointment of Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery, met at The Church in the Pines May 7, 1967 at 7:15 with minis- 
ters: Rev. Leslie Bullock, Rev. Cheves Ligon and Rev. Alton Trivette 
and Ruling Elders: E. Hervey Evans, Sr., H. C. Newton and A. H. Gar- 
rison, Jr. present and was opened with prayer by Rev. Cheves Ligon. 

A quorum was present. 

Rev, Alton Trivette was elected Moderator, and A. H. Garrison Jr., 
clerk. Rev. Alton Trivette presided and led the congregation in a wor- 
ship service. 

Rev. Leslie Bullock preached from Acts 9th Chapter, after which 
Rev. Alton Trivette recited the proceedings of Presbytery leading up to 
this service, and propounded the Constitutional questions to both the 
Minister and the Congregation. These being answered in the affirma- 
tive Rev. T. Thomas Young, Jr. was installed as pastor of The Church 
in the Pines Presbyterian Church agreeably to the Word of God and the 
Book of Church Order. 

The charge to the Pastor was delivered by Rev. Cheves Ligon and to 
the Congregation by Elder E. Hervey Evans, Sr. 

The service was concluded with the benediction pronounced by the 
newly- installed pastor, and the leaders of the congregation came for- 
ward and gave him their right hand in token of cordial reception and 
affectionate regard. 

The. Minutes were read and approved, and the Commission closed 
with prayer by Rev. Alton Trivette. 

Alton C. Trivette, Moderator 
A. H. Garrison, Jr., Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Robert Turner as pastor, of the Ash worth Presbyterian Church met at 
the church at 7:15 p.m., on Sunday, July 23, 1967. The following were 
present: Rev. W. K. Fitch, Jr., and Rev. Robert F. Park, Ruling Elders 
Lawrence Barrett, J. Scott McFayden and S. J. Thomasson, Jr. The 
meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. W. K. Fitch who was elected 
Chairman. S. J. Thomasson, Jr., was elected Clerk. The commission 
then met with the congregation of the church. Rev. W. K. Fitch presided 
and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. Robert F. Park 
preached the sermon. Mr. Fitch charged the pastor and Mr. Lawrence 
Barrett the congregation. Rev. Robert F. Turner was duly elected and 
installed as pastor of the Ashworth Presbyterian Church according to 



220 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benedic- 
tion by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the commission 
were adopted and the commission was adjourned with prayer by Rev. 
Robert Park. A delightful reception was held in the fellowship hall fol- 
lowing the service. 

W. K. Fitch, Chairman 

S. J. t Thomasson, Jr., Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
W. L. Painter, Jr. as pastor of the West End Presbyterian Church met 
at the church at 3:45 p.m., on Sunday, July 16, 1967. The following 
were present: Ministers: Dr. ChevesLigon, J. V. C. Summerell, James 
Appleby. Ruling Elders: Edgar Graham, C. M. Patterson, A. A. Mc- 
Donald. The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. C. K. Ligon was 
elected Chairman and James Appleby Clerk. The Commission then met 
with the congregation of the Church. Dr. C. K. Ligon presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. James Appleby preached the ser- 
mon. Rev. J. V. C. Summerell charged the minister. Dr. C. K. Ligon 
charged the congregation. Rev. W. L. Painter was declared duly elected 
and installed as pastor of the West End Church according to the Book 
of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by 
the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon, Chairman 
James Appleby, Clerk 

NOMINATING COMMITTEE: Rev. Leighton McKeithen gave the re- 
port on nominations. The report was admitted to record and is as fol- 
lows: 

REPORT ON NOMINATIONS 

TRUSTEES: 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY: 
That Mr. K. A. McDonald, Raeford, be re-elected, Class Fall 1971. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: 

That Mr. Harvey Oliver, Fayetteville, be elected Class 1971, and be 
named Chairman. 

WORLD MISSIONS: 

That Rev. David McLean be elected Class 1971. 

That Rev. Robert Park, Class 1969, be named Chairman. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 
That Mr. D. A. Huffines, Cameron, be elected, Class 1971. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

That Rev. Robert 0. Freeman, Mrs. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen; Rev. 
Spencer Hamrick, Mr. Eli Murray, Laurinburg; Mrs. Jack Ruth, Fay- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 221 

etteville; and Mr. L. T. Miller, Carthage, be elected, Class 1971. 
That Rev. W. L. Painter succeed Rev. W. E. Massey, Class 1969. 
That Rev. Robert 0. Freeman be named Chairman. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: 

That Mr. Floyd James, Maxton, be reelected, Class 1971. 

That Rev. Jerry Cook succeed Rev. Spencer Hamrick, Class 1970. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: 

That Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick, Mr. Cecil Parsons, Red Springs; 
Mrs. W. W. Wood, Fayetteville; Rev. Cortez Cooper, Mr. Billy L. Hair, 
Wade; Mr. Gattis Thomas, Broadway and Mr. James P. McMillan, 
Laurel Hill, be elected Class 1971. 

That Rev. Eugene Ensley, Class 1969, be named Chairman. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: 

That Mr. Ben Wicks, Aberdeen; and Rev. Tom Young be elected, Class 
1971. 

That Mr. Wicks be named Chairman. 

WOMEN'S WORK: 

That Rev. Paul Hanks be elected Class 1971, and be named Chairman. 

STEWARDSHIP: 

That Mr. J. B. McCloskey, Red Springs; Mr. Fred Culbreth, Raeford; 
Mr. Clif McLean, Southern Pines and Rev. Julian Lake be elected, Class 
1971. 

That Mr. A. C. Parker succeed Mr. Tom Hood, Class 1969. 

CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: (Church and Society) 

That Rev. Allan Smyth be elected, Class 1971. 

That Mr. W. N. Carmichael, Lumberton and Rev. Richard Park be 
reelected, Class 1971. 

That Mrs. J. C. Andrews, Dunn, succeed Rev. H. L. Willis, Class 
1969. 

That Mr. Rudolph Jones, Class, 1969, be named Chairman. 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY: 
That Rev. Dewey Herring be elected, Class 1971. 
That Mrs. Thomas John be reelected, Class 1971. 
That Rev. A. N. Wells succeed Rev. J. V. C. Summerell, Class 1970. 
That Rev. Dewey Herring be named Chairman. 

PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

That Rev. W. H. Morrison be elected, Class 1971, and named Chair- 
man. 

INSTALLATIONS: 

That Rev. J. Ray Dickens and Mr.M.M. Clark, Fayetteville, be elec- 
ted, Class 1971. 



222 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

MANUAL: 

That Mr. George Quillin, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1971. 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

That Rev. Frank Wilkinson be elected, Class 1971, and be named 
Chairman. 

CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 
That Rev. Kemper Fitch be re-elected, Class 1967. 
That Dr. Charles Phillips, Southern Pines, be elected, Class 1967. 

EXAMINATIONS: 
THEOLOGY: 
That Rev. William Alexander be elected, Class 1971. 

CHURCH GOVERNMENT: 
That Rev. Rufus Cromartie be elected, Class 1971. 

SACRAMENTS: 

That Rev. H. Hoover Bear be elected, Class 1971. 

ENGLISH BIBLE: 
That Rev. B. F. Ferguson be elected, Class 1971. 

THESIS AND EXEGESIS: 
That Rev. Louis C. LaMotte be re-elected, Class 1971. 

MINISTERS' SALARIES: 

That Mr. Hubert V. McRae, Laurel Hill; Mr. G. T. Ashford, Red 
Springs; and Mr. Ralph Barnhardt, Raeford, be elected, Class 1971. 

HISTORICAL MATTERS: 
That Rev. R. S. Arrowood be elected, Class 1971. 
That Mr. Jack Crane, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1970. 
That Rev. James D. MacKenzie be elected, Class 1969. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

That Rev. J. V. C. Summer ell and Rev. Robert G. Hall be elected, 
Class 1971. 
That Rev. Stedman Bryan succeed Rev. Robert H. Poole, Class 1970. 
That Rev. Robert G. Hall be named Chairman. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Leighton McKeithen, Jr., Chairman 

SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY ON STEWARDSHIP - 11:00 a.m.: 
Rev. Cheves Ligon presented the report on Stewardship. The report 
was adopted as follows: 

1. The Committee recommends a budget of $306,706 for 1968, which 
is an approximate 5% increase over the current budget of $294,927. 
Churches of the Presbytery pledged $292,712 toward the current bud- 
get. In order to subscribe the increased budget for 1968, the Commit- 
tee urges each church to prayerfully consider and if possible to pledge 
5% more than for the 1967 budget. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 223 

2. The Committee requests that each Church submit its pledge to the 
1968 budget to the Presbytery Office by December 15, 1967. 

3. The Committee expresses appreciation to Mr. Ivan Stafford for his 
address to Presbytery today. 

Rev. Cheves Ligon introduced Mr. Ivan Stafford, Vice President of 
Montreat, who gave a stewardship message from the General Council 
of the General Assembly. 

The budget adopted is as follows: 

PROPOSED BUDGET 1968 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES: 



World Missions 


$ 65,062. 


21.21% 


Church Extension 


21,438. 


6.99 


Christian Education 


10,375. 


3.38 


Annuities and Relief 


9,781. 


3.19 


General Fund Agencies 


18,291. 


5.97 


Inter -Church Agencies 


313. 


.10 




$125,260. 


40.84% Advance $12,526 


SYNOD CAUSES: 






Church Extension 


$ 4,680. 


1.53% 


Presbyterian Home 


7,827. 


2.55 


Childrens Home 


14,768. 


4.81 


Christian Education 


7,882. 


2.57 


Guidance Program 


3,395. 


1.11 


Educational Institutions 


41,688. 


13.59 


Campus Christian Life 


9,439. 


3.08 


Inter -Church Relations 


1,105. 


.36 


Contingent Salary Fund 


277. 


.09 




$ 91,061. 


29.69% Advance $9,106 


PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 






Church Extension 


$ 44,500. 


14.51% 


Office 


20,000. 


6.52 


Manse 


2,500. 


.82 


Higher Education 


200. 


.06 


Christian Education 


4,125. 


1.34 


Camp Monroe 


18,000. 


5.87 


Candidates 


760. 


.25 


Church and Society 


300. 


.10 




$ 90,385. 


29.47% 


GRAND TOTAL 


$306,706. 


100.00% 


To Assembly: $125,260. 


40.84% 




To Synod: 91,061. 


29.69 




To Presbytery: 90,385. 


29.47 




$306,706. 


100.00% 





224 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: The following 
were elected as Commissioners to the General Assembly at Montreat, 
Thursday, June 6, 1968: 

PRINCIPALS 

MINISTERS ELDERS 

Rev. Stedman Bryan Mr. Duncan McGoogan 

Rev. Julian Lake Mr. John K. McNeill 
Rev. L. B. McKeithen Mr. William P. Saunders 

Rev. H. L. Wilson Mr. Charles Speegle 

ALTERNATES 

Rev. Billy Herring Mr. D. C. Holder 

Rev. A. A. Myers Mr. James McNeill Williams 

Rev. Spencer Hamrick Mr. R. L.. Campbell 

Rev. Ansley C. Moore Mr. M. Hobson Tucker 



SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY AT 12:00 a.m.: As the special order 
of the day at 12:00 o'clock, Rev. Robert 0. Freeman installed Miss 
Jennie Wyatt, the new Presbytery D. C. E. The charge to her and to the 
Presbytery was given by the Rev. Robert Turner, Regional Director of 
Christian Education, Synod of North Carolina. Upon a motion from the 
floor Presbytery voted to record this action upon the Record of Pres- 
bytery. 

REPORT OF PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Rev. A. N.Wells presented 
the report of the Council. 

The Council nominates to the Nominating Committee, to serve in Class 
of 1971 Rev. B. E. Dotson and Elder Walter E. Blue. These were elec- 
ted. 

Rev. A. N. Wells gave plans for the development of Camp Monroe. 
He then called upon Rev. Charles Hollings worth, chairman of the Camp 
Committee to explain the plans in detail. 



The following recommendations were made to Presbytery and adop- 
ted: 

1. That Presbytery inaugurate a financial campaign to go through 
1968, for $160,000.00 with pledges to be extended if individuals desire. 

2. That Presbytery instruct the Council to appoint a Campaign Com- 
mittee composed mostly of laymen to conduct the campaign, and that 
the campaign begin as soon as possible in order to permit people to 
make advanced gifts in the taxable year 1967. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 225 

3. That in order to enable the Campaign Committee to begin work 
that should be completed by next Summer, Presbytery authorize its 
Trustees to borrow up to $75,000.00 against the anticipated contribu- 
tions. 

RECESS: Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:45 after being led in 
prayer by Rev. Robert Massey. 

RECONVENE: Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator at 
2:15 p.m. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Rev. Paul L. Hanks was 
elected Moderator -Nominee for the Winter meeting of Presbytery. 

INTRODUCTIONS: The following were introduced and invited to sit 
as visiting bretheren: Rev. Dan D.Sulc, Holston Presbytery; Dr. Frank 
Baker, Concord Presbytery; Chaplain James White, Indian Presbytery; 
Rev. W. F. Little, Wilmington Presbytery; Rev. Robert Turner, Synod's 
Chairman of Christian Education; Rev. Frank Jones, Mechlenburg 
Presbytery; Rev. G. D. Nelson, U. P. U. S. A. Church. 

Also introduced were Rev. Lawrence Calhoun, member of Fayette- 
ville Presbytery but living outside its bounds and Richard Boyd, stu- 
dent assistant at the First Church, Fayetteville. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: Rev. Julian Lake 
presented the report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 
The report was adopted and is as follows: 

1. The Commission has approved the calls of the Midway and Pem- 
broke Churches to the Rev. Vance Baucom, and has dissolved the pas- 
toral relationship between the Bethel and Shiloh Churches and Mr. Bau- 
com, effective October 1, 1967. 

2. The Commission has granted the request of Rev. William E. Mas- 
sey, to be dismissed to Orange Presbytery, in order that he may accept 
the call of the First Presbyterian Church, Greensboro, to serve as 
Assistant Pastor. 

3. The Commission has approved the call of the Session of the 
Laurinburg, Church to the Rev. Peter Jorgensen to serve as Assistant 
Pastor. The Commission recommends that he be examined for mem- 
bership into Presbytery. 

The following calls were placed in the hands of Rev. Vance Baucom. 
He accepted. 

From Midway Presbyterian Church to Rev. Vance C. Baucom: Sa- 
lary $3,900.00 and M. A. F.; Group Insurance; one month's vacation; 
Moving Expense; $325.00 Manse Expense; $775.00, Auto Expense. 



226 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

From Pembroke Presbyterian Church to Rev. Vance C. Baucom: 
Salary $1,500.00; M. A. F. Hospital Insurance and one month's vacation. 

4. Since Mecklenburg Presbytery has not yet met to dismiss Rev. 
Peter Jorgensen, the Commission recommends that he be examined 
pending the meeting of Mecklenburg Presbytery and his dismissal there- 
from. This was carried. (This letter of dismissal has since been re- 
ceived by the Stated Clerk.) 

Mr. Jorgensen was then examined according to the Book of Church 
Order and will be enrolled as a member of Fayetteville Presbytery 
when his letter of dismissal has been received from Mecklenburg 
Presbytery. 

The following call was placed in Mr. Jorgensen' s hands. He gave 
notice of his acceptance. 

From the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church to Rev. Peter M. Jorgen- 
sen as Assistant Pastor: Salary $8,100.00; M. A. F.; Group Life In- 
surance; $150.00 Book Allowance; 1 month annual vacation; moving 
cost; $1,800.00 Manse Expense; $750.00, Auto Expense. 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. 
Howard Gilkeson presented the report of Church Extension. 

The Committee offers the following resolution: Be it resolved: That 
in humble attitudes of prayer we do thank our God for the' life, devo- 
tion, witness humility and compassion of Reese Jenkins as he has 
served God's children who were hospitalized in the Veteran's Facility. 
Further, our hearts are inundated with thanksgiving when we think of 
his overflow ministry to the entire Presbytery. Now be it further re- 
solved as he is now retired from this active ministry that we implore 
our God to continue to use him in the great ministry of the Church, to 
the glory of the Great Name of our God, Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 
THIS WAS ADOPTED. 

Be it resolved: That Fayetteville Presbytery Commend the forma- 
tion of a Fayetteville Area Presbyterian Council. ADOPTED. 

This Committee moves that Fayetteville Presbytery continue to ac- 
cept a second mortgage on the Trinity Church property in order that a 
permanent Bank Loan might have the first mortgage. ADOPTED. 

Motion from the floor: That Fayetteville Presbytery accept the 
Committee's overture, as the answer to the overture of the First 
Church of Fayetteville and that action on the employment of an evange- 
list be postponed until such time as Presbytery has heard Dr. Womack. 
THE MOTION CARRIED. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 227 

Rev. Robert Park reported on the missionaries who are now living 
in the bounds of Presbytery and are available for the Joint Witness 
Season. RECEIVED AS INFORMATION. 

Motion from the floor: That the Executive Committee of Church Ex- 
tension be instructed to study the matter of the Home Mission Status 
of the Philadelphus Church at its earliest opportunity and give answer 
to the church in its request for clarification of its status in Presbytery. 
MOTION CARRIED. 

RE: OVERTURE 

The Synod of N. C, at its annual meeting in June, 1966, recommended 
that Presbyteries call ministers to serve as Presbytery Evangelists. 
In September 1966, the Church Extension Committee of Fayetteville 
Presbytery asked its Sub-committee on Evangelism to investigate our 
need for such a minister, and to bring in a recommendation. 

The Sub-committee began thinking in terms of establishing this mi- 
nistry to meet a need in the impacted areas of Presbytery; namely, to 
make contact with new families with a view to leading them into mem- 
bership in a Church, or inviting these new families to call upon the 
pastor-at-large for pastoral care while they have no Church. 

Several of our newer churches have shown no substantial gain in 
membership, although there has been a pronounced population gain around 
these churches. This is in no way an indictment of the Churches or the 
pastors. We are grateful for the gain and feel that they have done the 
best under the circumstances. We feel they have an impossible task 
without additional Presbytery support. Presbytery is still paying off 
long-range notes for these buildings, and the congregations are them- 
selves heavily indebted. 

This sub-committee had a series of six meetings, over a period of 
four months, with both pastors and lay representatives of the churches 
of Fayetteville, where the population increase is most notable. Some of 
the pastors reported that they make contact with new families to the 
extent of their time and energy, but that they are able to reach only a 
very few of the total. These informal meetings of discussion and inves- 
tigation led to the conclusion that there are countless new families in 
Fayetteville alone, as well as other areas of the Presbytery, who are 
not approached, cultivated, visited, or invited to join churches, and are 
not witnessed-to for Christ in any way. 

The Church Extension Committee heard the report of this sub-com- 
mittee in January, 1967, noting that there had been intensive discussion 
and that pastors and laymen had been asked for advice and counsel, and 
voted to recommend to the 1967 Winter Meeting of Presbytery "That a 
Presbytery Evangelist be employed, and that this experimental minis- 
try be initiated in the impacted areas of the Presbytery, - that the 



228 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Evangelism sub- committee serve as the committee to nominate a mi- 
nister for this position, and that this committee have oversight of his 
work, — that $10,000 annually be budgeted for this work, — that the 
terms of the call limit the original commitment to two years, with ex- 
tension to follow a complete evaluation of the effectiveness of this 
ministry." Presbytery voted unanimously in favor of this motion. 



At its Spring Meeting, May, 1967, the Presbytery was asked to act on 
an Overture asking that this action be suspended until the Church Ex- 
tension Committee could make a further investigation as to the need 
for such a Pastor-at-large. This Overture was received by Presby- 
tery after the Committee had met and prepared its report for the May 
meeting, and because of the time factor it was not practical to have 
another full meeting of the Committee to answer the Overture. Also, 
it was known that Camp Monroe's needs for large sums of money would 
make it doubtful that $10,000 could be budgeted for the project. How- 
ever, we hope this can be done in 1969. 

The Overture asked for further clarification of the duties, responsi- 
bilities and supervision of the proposed evangelist. The motion that 
had been passed by the Presbytery had placed the Pastor-at-large under 
the supervison of the Evangelism sub-committee. Also, the motion 
had stated that the project is 'experimental'; the duties and respon- 
sibilities would develop through trial and success or error, but that 
from the beginning he would be called to be primarily a Pastor of un- 
churched people, making contacts by seeking out and finding people, 
mostly in those areas of new housing developments where we know the 
people are, and where we know they are not being reached. 

The Overture suggested that this action does not meet the real need 
for evangelism. It seems to us that this is what evangelism is: taking 
Christ to the people, where they are. It would be much better if the 
total membership of the Church would do this, of course. But should 
the total membership do this, we still visualize many situations where 
pastoral contact is necessary. 

The Overture asked the method of financing. The motion passed was 
that this would be budgeted under Presbytery Church Extension. 

The Overture asked if consideration of other experimental minis- 
tries had been given. The investigating committee had discussed a 
hospital ministry, coffee house ministry and other types of completely- 
outgoing and unselfish ministry, in which no gains for the Church or 
ultimate rewards would be expected. The committee thought of this 
type ministry as a 'service project' , and strongly recommends that ulti- 
mate plans include such. But at the present time, we feel that indivi- 
dual churches can better administer such ministries, due to the fact 
that considerable lay help would be required. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 229 

The Committee's decision was to recommend calling a Pastor-at- 
large, whose work would be to contact new families, attempt to convert, 
cultivate and to Church them. It is felt that some immediate attempt 
to assist the existing churches to speedily attain full-size and mature 
establishment is necessary, so that they can, in turn, contribute time, 
talent and money to keep expanding, buying new property, establishing 
new congregations over the next fifteen years during which the popula- 
tion of Fayetteville will double, (facts check out). 

The Committee expects that this Pastor -at- large would serve other 
areas of the Presbytery than Fayetteville. For instance, Lumberton 
will grow from 18,000 to 25,000 in the next fifteen years. Attention 
is given to Fayetteville, because the rapid increase of the past decade 
has already left our churches far behind: the ratio of Presbyterians 
to the total population in Cumberland County has decreased by 12.6 
percent in the past fifteen years, but the increase in population pre- 
dicted for the next fifteen years demands an immediate girding to face 
the challenge. The first step is to bring the existing new churches to 
full-size; the next step will be to establish new churches for the 50,000 
new residents who will be coming. 

Other areas of Fayetteville Presbytery show an increase in the ratio 
of Presbyterians to the total population. Johnston County churches 
have increased by 68% during the past fifteen years. Scotland County 
Presbyterian Churches now have 18 more members per 1000 population 
than they did in 1950. Hoke shows an increase of 6 Presbyterians per 
1000. Robeson and Harnett Counties show a slight decrease, and Moore 
a slight increase. But Cumberland's decrease of nearly 13 Presby- 
terians per 1000 population stands out. This committee feels that the 
reason for Cumberland's decrease is that despite the best efforts of 
the Presbytery (establishing seven new churches) and the hard and dili- 
gent outreach of the pastors and members, the influx of new residents 
has been too great to keep up. 

The Pastor-at-large will be an attempt to reach more of the people 
for the churches more quickly. 

The Church Extension Committee 



CANDIDATES: The report of the Committee on Candidates was pre- 
sented by Rev. Cortez Cooper. The report was received as informa- 
tion. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: Rev. B. E. Dotson present- 
ed the report on Assembly's and Synod's Agencies. As apart of the 
report, Mr. Richard Short was presented to give a report on the finan- 
cial needs of the Presbyterian Home at High Point. The report was 
received as information. 



230 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE: The report on Christian 
Education was presented by Rev. Robert G. Hall. The report, with its 
recommendations, was adopted as follows: 

A Family Life Seminar for the pastors of Fayetteville Presbytery 
will be held at St. Andrews Presbyterian College, Laurinburg, Novem- 
ber 6-8, 1967. The Seminar will begin at noon on November 6, and 
conclude at noon on November 8. 

The purpose of this Seminar is to help pastors implement the Home 
and Family Nurture aspect of the Covenant Life Curriculum in their 
churches. The Seminar will be conducted by a team of experts chosen 
by the Board of Christian Education, Richmond, Virginia. 

At the present time thirty-one pastors have registered for this Se- 
minar, and registrations will be accepted by the Regional Director of 
Christian Education through October 6. Fayetteville Presbytery is per- 
mitted a maximum enrollment of 48. 

In the near future pastors will receive a letter asking them to indicate 
lodgings and meals that they desire during the Seminar. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

L. That pastors of Fayetteville Presbytery who have not registered 
for the Family Seminar be urged to do so by October 6. 

2. That the churches of Fayetteville Presbytery be asked to defray 
the expenses of their pastor to the Family Life Seminar. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Robert G. Hall, Chairman 

REPORT ON HIGHER EDUCATION: 

Your Committee on Higher Education has had two meetings during 
the year to consider the concerns of its area of responsibility. 

We wish to. call attention of the Presbytery to our stewardship obli- 
gation to give more adequate financial support to Synod's Campus 
Christian Life ministry. There are more than six thousand Presby- 
terian youth on the campuses of colleges and universities where we are 
engaged in this ministry. 

We remember with thanksgiving to God the excellent institutions 
supported by our Synod, St. Andrews College, Queens College, David- 
son College and Union Theological Seminary. It is fitting that special 
emphasis should be given to Davidson College during this crucial year 
in view of the Ford Foi ndation Challenge grant of $2.2 million. The 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVLLLE PRESBYTERY 231 

goal of $5.5 million must be raised by Davidson by June 1, 1968, in 
order for the college to receive the entire grant. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

L. That Sessions invite to their pulpits our Campus Christian Life 
ministers. 

2, That April 28, 1968, be observed as National Christian College 
Day with special reference to Davidson College. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
W. C. Neill, Chairman 



CHRISTIAN RELATIONS: Report adopted as follows: 

The Committee on Christian Relations had studied the report of the 
General Assembly's Council on Church and Society which was adopted 
at the 107th General Assembly meeting in Bristol, Tenn., June 8-14, 
1967. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That all ministers, church officers and members of the various 
congregations in the Presbytery study this significant report, (pub- 
lished in the August issue of The Presbyterian Survey) and be guided 
by its principles and recommendations. 

2. Since the General Assembly voted to instruct the various Synods 
to report to the 108th General Assembly "what church sessions, if any, 
have policies which officially, or in effect, exclude persons from par- 
ticipation in the Lord's house on the grounds of race, color or class" 
(See Minutes of the 107th General Assembly, page 214 in the Appendix, 
recommendation No. 2), which is a violation of the Book of Church Or- 
der, we recommend that Presbytery's Council determine if such dis- 
crimination is practiced in any of the churches of this Presbytery. If 
such churches are discovered in this Presbytery, we further recom- 
mend that they be urged to repent of this evil, and to conform to the 
mind of Christ, the Head of the Church and to the will of the General 
Assembly. In regard to churches which will not repent of this evil, 
we recommend that they be reported to the Synod, as the General 
Assembly has directed. 

3. We recommend that this Presbytery affirm its loyalty to the 
government in the present conflict in Viet Nam, but lay upon the minds 
and hearts of our people the necessity of constant prayer that the 
conflict be resolved without delay if possible. We urge that constant 
prayer be made in all of our churches for a just peace not only in 
Viet Nam, but also in the Middle East and all other troubled areas. 



232 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

4. We recommend that this Presbytery and its constituent churches 
watch and pray for all places of possible civil strife within the bounds 
of the Presbytery, and seek to remove, as far as possible all causes 
of such strife, such as injustices in race relations, discrimination in 
securing jobs, educational opportunities etc. To this end we call your 
attention to Memo #4 issued by the Assembly's Council on Church and 
Society entitled, "Suggestion^ for immediate mobilization of Local 
Clergy in Tension Cities." 

5. We recommend that a council be formed in each congregation in 
any area where trouble might develop to assist local authorities in 
finding a real Christian solution to the problems involved. 

6. In line with the recommendation of the Synod we recommend that 
the name of Presbytery's Christian Relations Committee be changed 
to "The Committee on Church and Society of Fayetteville Presbytery." 

7. Also in line with a recommendation adopted by the Synod we re- 
commend that the Chairman of this committee be sent to the Con- 
ference on Church and Society held in Montreat each August. 

8. We recommend that a Conference on Christian Social Action be 
held within the bounds of the Presbytery some Sunday afternoon next 
Spring and all members of our churches be urged to attend. 

9. That the Presbytery engage in a season of prayer that a just and 
lasting peace be established at home and abroad as we try to make men 
see that only as we let the Prince of Peace rule in their hearts by 
faith can that peace ever come. 

Respectfully submitted, 
C. R. Jenkins, Chairman 



REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON THE PRESBYTERY'S MANUAL: 

The Report of the Committee on The Presbytery's Manual was pre- 
sented by Rev. L. B. McKeithen. The report with its recommendations 
was adopted and is as follows: 

Two matters are before the Presbytery at this time which call for 
changes in the Manual of the Presbytery: 

I. At the Adjourned Meeting in June of this year the following action 
was taken regarding the dismissing to another presbytery of candidates 
for the ministry: "That Fayetteville Presbytery, under authority of the 
BCO, Section 24:13; grant the Committee on Candidates for the Ministry 
the authority to approve the dismissal of candidates to another Pres- 
bytery." 

II. Fayetteville Presbytery has been requested by the Synod of North 
Carolina to set up a Committee on Historical Matters, to correspond 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 233 

to and coordinate with the work of similar committees on the Synod and 
General Assembly levels. This matter has been considered by, and 
will be a part of the report at this meeting of, the Presbytery's Coun- 
cil. 

Therefore, we recommend the following changes and/or amendments 
to the Manual .of Fayette ville Presbytery: 

1. That Section 111:6 (dealing with the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work) be amended by adding the following words to the last 
sentence of that Section (which now reads: ''The Commission shall 
function according to the duties and procedure assigned in the Book of 
Church Order."): ", except those specifically delegated to other com- 
mittees by the Presbytery, such as the dismissal of Candidates for the 
Ministry to other presbyteries." 

2. That Section 111, C, (j) Duties of Major Committees, Committees 
on Candidates for the Ministry) add the Ministry) add the following lines: 
"This Committee shall have authority to approve the dismissal to other 
presbyteries of Candidates for the Ministry. 

3. In light of Presbytery Council's recommendation that we include 
in the organization of the Presbytery a Permanent Committee on His- 
torical Matters, Section 111:5 include the following addition as (h): 

Historical Matters, consisting of three members, elected for terms 
of three years, and arranged in three classes. The Committee shall 
coordinate its work (which shall generally consist of obtaining, pre- 
serving, cataloging, and making available to interested parties histori- 
cal data, records, and artifacts pertaining to the work of the Presby- 
terian Church in the area of Fayetteville Presbytery) with the corres- 
ponding Committees on the Synod and General Assembly levels. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Leighton McKeithen, Chairman 

COMMITTEE ON NOMINATIONS: 

In compliance with the order from the Morning Session of Presbytery, 
that the Nominating Committee make nominations for the Committee 
on the re-structuring of the boundaries of Synods and Presbyteries, we 
make the following nominations: 

PRINCIPALS ALTERNATES 

Dr. Cheves Ligon Dr. R. L. Sloop 

Mr. Jerome C. Clark Mr. Crawford B. McKeithen 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Leighton McKeithen, Chairman 

INSTALLATIONS: Rev. B. E. Dotson presented the report on Instal- 
lations. The report was adopted and is as follows: Rev. Vance Baucom, 



234 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

October 22 at Pembroke and Midway; Rev, Charles Hollingsworth, 
November 5, 7:30 p.m. at Ashpole. Commissions to install were as 
follows: 

Commission to Install Rev. Vance C. Baucom at the Midway Presby- 
terian Church October 22, 1967 at 2:30, p.m. Rev. Cheves K. Ligon to 
preside; Rev. W. Spencer Hamrick to preach; Rev. Louis C. LaMotte to 
charge the Minister; Elder Hervey Evans, Sr. to charge the Congre- 
gation; with Elders W. A. McCormick. 

To Install Rev. Vance C. Baucom at Pembroke Presbyterian Church 
on October 22, 1967 at 5:00, p.m. Rev. Cheves K. Ligon to preside; 
Rev. Ben. Ferguson to charge the Minister; Rev. A. A. Myers to preach; 
Elder Ben White to charge the Congregation; with Elders Sherwood Mc- 
Lean and Charles Perry. 

To Install Rev. Charles Hollingsworth in Ashpole Presbyterian Church: 
Rev. Paul Hanks to preside; Rev. Cheves K. Ligon to preach; Rev. 
Howard Gilkeson to charge the Minister; Elder H. C. Newton to charge 
the Congregation; with Elders J. C. Calhoun and R. L. Campbell. 

RESOLUTIONS: The report of the Standing Committee on Resolutions 
was presented by Rev. William L. Painter. The report was adopted and 
is as follows: 

Be it resolved-- That Fayetteville Presbytery, at its 354th stated meet- 
ing, expresses its appreciation to the congregation of Red Springs 
Presbyterian Church for the hospitality shown to Presbytery on this 
occasion. The Presbytery particularly thanks the women of the church 
for the refreshments they provided, and all who contributed so greatly 
to the comfort and convenience of members of Presbytery. Special 
thanks are expressed to Mr. and Mrs. Wilton Brock for the inspira- 
tional special music which they provided during the period of worship. 

Be it further resolved— That Presbytery expresses its thanks to the 
Rev. Mr. Hall and the Rev. Mr. Cooper for leading the Presbytery in a 
meaningful period of worship. 

Be it further resolved— That Presbytery expresses its thanks to the 
staff of Vardell Hall School for the excellent dinner served at the 
school and for the hospitality extended to Presbytery by this school. 

Be it further resolved— That Presbytery expresses its thanks to Mr. 
Ivan Stafford lor a challenging and thought provoking address on steward- 
ship, and to Mr. Richard Short for an informative address on the Synod's 
Home at High Point. 

Be it further resolved— That Presbytery welcomes Miss Jennie Wyatt 
on the occasion of her installation as Presbytery Director of Christian 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 235 

Education, expresses its support of her work, and prays that God's bles- 
sing may attend her efforts. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes of the meeting were read 
corrected and approved. 

NEXT MEETING: Since there was no invitation for the next meeting 
of Presbytery, the selection of a place for the meeting was left in the 

NEXT MEETING: The next meeting will be in the Comfort Presby- 
terian Church February 6, 1968. 

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was adjourned with prayer by Rev. 
Vernon Broyles. 

J. V. C. Summerell, Moderator 
A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk, 
R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
IN JMEMORIAM 

ELDERS 

iiavid William Gillis, born Dec. 31, 1881, died Jan. 4, 1966, Antioch. 

Junius Mebane Andrews, born Feb. 28, 1893, died Nov. 25, 1966, An- 
tioch. 

John Archibald McGirt, born Sept. 30, 1884, died June 18, 1966, Ash- 
pole. 

Grover Cleveland Taylor, born Aug. 3, 1897, died Sept. 8, 1966, Bluff. 

David McNeill, born April 27, 1892, died Nov. 17, 1966, Bluff. 

Clell F. Mowery, — , died Dec. 21, 1966, Bonnie Doon. 

Grady Edmonds, born Dec. 13, 1913, died April 12, 1966, Cameron. 

A. C. Stephenson, born Aug. 28, 1901, died Mar. 22, 1966, Cape Fear. 

J. A. Lang, Sr., born May 6, 1881, Jan. 27, 1966, Carthage. 

Alton Worrell, born Dec. 27, 1917, died Sept. 28, 1966, Cedar Rock. 

W. E. Bruce, born June 3, 1900, died Dec. 12, 1966, Church of the Cov. 

James Thurman Pope, born April 6, 1909, died Aug. 6, 1966, Com- 
fort. 

Thomas Elbert Currie, born , 1881, died Feb. 11, 1966, Com- 
munity. 

Frank S. Cox, Sr., born Dec. 31, 1899, died Jan. 18, 1966, Culdee. 

Duncan Darroch, — , died Aug. 14, 1966, Cypress. 

William T. Smith, born Dec. 5, 1878, died April 5, 1966, Dunn 1st. 

Alvis Ennis, born , 1905, died Feb. 6, 1966, Ebenezer. 

Carl L. Cameron, born Sept. 27, 1883, born July 5, 1966, Erwin. 

Claude Wharton Rankin, Sr., born Mar. 26, 1883, died Jan. 11, 1966, 
Fayetteville 1st. 

Walter Fred Cashwell, , died Feb. 24, 1966, Friendship. 

Hugh Milton Pinkston, born Mar. 18, 1878, died Sept. 6, 1966, High- 
land. 

M. A. Clark, born Nov. 4, 1875, died July 13, 1966, Jackson Springs. 

Napier Humphrey Goldie Balfour, born Aug. 3, 1890, died July 25, 
1966, Lumber Bridge. 

Argle Scott Garrow, born July 7, 1894, died Feb. 10, 1966, MacPher- 
son. 

Hubert McLaurin, born Jan. 17, 1915, died April 21, 1966, Maxton. 

Flynn Rosser, born , 1905, died Jan. 4, 1966, Mt. Pisgah. 

James F. Blue, born Sept. 23, 1888, died June 24, 1966, Parkton. 

W. L. Alexander, born June 29, 1892, died May 28, 1966, Raeford. 

L. S. Brock, born April 28, 1907, died July 22, 1966, Raeford. 

John Calhoun Graham, born Oct. 25, 1894, died Mar. 25, 1966, Red 
Springs. 

Yandle L. Bulla, born Sept. 7, 1904, died Jan. 11, 1966, Sunnyside. 

Hersey F. McLaurin, born Nov. 13, 1900, died Dec. 15, 1966, Sunny- 
side. 

Roy Charles Cook, born July 8, 1900, died March 11, 1966, Westmins- 
ter. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 237 

DEACONS 

Thomas Douglas McPhaul, born May 7, 1920, died Feb. 13, 1966, An- 
tioch. 

Robert A. Maurer, born Sept. 11, 1919, died Feb. 19, 1966, Bethesda. 

John H. McArthur, Sr., born Oct. 16, 1897, died June 1, 1966, Centre. 

V. C. Swanson, born Nov. 3, 1903, died Aug. 3, 1966, Erwin. 

W. E. Temple, born June 9, 1892, died Feb. 20, 1966, Flat Branch. 

William Craig, born Oct. 13, 1919, died Jan. 9, 1966, Laurinburg. 

J. F. McNair, Jr., born Nov. 9, 1910, died June 11, 1966, Laurinburg. 

Glenn W. Peebles, born Aug. 27, 1905, died Aug. 9, 1966, Parkton. 

Julius Albert McLeod, born Jan. 14, 1924, died Sept. 4, 1966, Peace. 

Angus David Brown, born Nov. 2, 1905, died Jan. 28, 1966, Philadel- 
phus. 

Major Owen Cooke, born Aug. 25, 1907, died Jan. 17, 1966, Provi- 
dence. 



238 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

INDEX 

Adjourned Meeting . 211 

Amendment to the Constitution 191 

Amendment to the Manual 232 

Assembly's and Synod's Agencies 229 

Bills and Overtures . 193, 207 

Budget . . 223 

Candidates, Reports on 189, 204, 213, 229 

Candidate Received 205 

Christian Education, Report on 189, 201, 212, 230 

Christian Relations, Report on 189, 202, 231 

Church Extension, Report on 188, 213, 226 

Commission on the Minister and his Work 191, 205, 212, 225 

Commissioners to the Assembly Elected 224 

Commissioners to the Assembly Report 213 

Commissioning Service 196 

Commission Reports 188, 197, 217, 233 

Communications „ 197, 217 

Communion Service 216 

Confessional Documents, Report on 191 

Dendy, Dr. Marshall, Address 202 

Dunn Church's Merger with Riverside 209 

Enrollment 186, 196, 209, 211, 216 

Gwynn, Dr. Price H. Jr., Memorial 203 

Higher Education Report 230 

Horshoe Presbyterian Church.. Property transferred 187 

In Memoriam Elders and Deacons 191, 236 

Installations 192, 206, 212, 214, 233 

Introductions 191, 204, 214, 225 

Invitations Received 187, 212 

Jones, Dr. James A., Resolution Concerning 193 

Manual, Report on , 232 

Ministers Excused 187, 197, 212, 217 

Ministers Received 192, 206 

Moderator Elected 186, 196, 217 

Moderator Nominated 191, 204, 225 

Next Meeting 195, 208, 235 

Nominating Committee Reports 189, 202, 220, 233 

Presbytery's Council Reports 188, 200, 224 

Program 187, 197, 217 

Pro Re Nata Meeting 209 

Reading of the Minutes 194, 208, 210, 215, 235 

Resolutions Committee Appointed . 189, 196, 213, 217 

Resolutions Committee Reports 193, 208, 214, 234 

Riverside Merged with Dunn . . . 209 

Sessional Records 191, 194 

Stafford, Mr. Ivan B. Address 223 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 239 

Stated Clerk Pro. Tem. Elected .209 

Stewardship Report 222 

Temporary Clerks Elected 186, 196, 217 

Treasurer's Report . . . 190 

Welcome 186, 197, 211, 217 

Women of Church Report 204 

Wyatt, Miss Jennie Installed 224 



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MINUTES OF 

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STATED MEETINGS 

February 6, 1968 

COMFORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

May 7, 1968 

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

October 1, 1968 

FLAT BRANCH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Bunnlevel, N. C. 

PRO RENATA MEETING 

June 4, 1968 

ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

July 7, 1968 

COLLEGE HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

CALLED MEETINGS 

August 4, 1968 

BROWNSON MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Southern Pines, N. C. 

December 1, 1968 
RAEFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Raeford, N. C. 



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MINUTES OF j 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

February 6, 1968 

COMFORT PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

May 7, 1968 

TRINITY PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Laurinburg, N. C. 

October 1, 1968 

FLAT BRANCH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Bunnlevel, N. C. 



j 

j PRO RENATA MEETING 

j June 4, 1968 

j ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE 

j Laurinburg, N. C. 

I ADJOURNED MEETING 

July 7, 1968 

COLLEGE HEIGHTS PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N. C. 

! CALLED MEETINGS 

August 4, 1968 

BROWNSON MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Southern Pines, N. C. 

December 1, 1968 
RAEFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Raeford, N. C. 



240 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 



Moderators: Rev. Paul Hanks, Rev. Julian Lake, Rev. Robert Park. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. C. K. Ligon (1971) 
Stated Clerk: Rev. R. S. Arrowood (1972) 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. A. C. Trivette (1971) 
Historian: Rev. R. S. Arrowood 



TRUSTEES 



I. DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Fall 1972 - Mr. R. S. Kelly Erwin 

Fall 1971 - Rev. R. L. Prince .Pinehurst 

Fall 1970 - Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 

Fall 1969 - Rev. W. C. Neill Aberdeen 



II. SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY 

Spring 1971 - Mr. H. R. McLean, Raeford;Mr. Neill McFadyen, Raeford 

Spring 1970 - Mr. Lawrence McNeill Raeford 

Spring 1969 - Mr. J. B. Cameron, Mr. Julian B. McLeod, . . . Raeford 



HI. FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fall 1971 - Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 

Fall 1970 - Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 

Fall 1969 - Mr. Herbert Johnson . . Coats 



IV. LEBANON CHURCH CEMETERY 

1971 - Mr. W. A. Johnson . . . Maxton 

1970 - Mr. David Townsend, Sr Rowland 

1969 - Mr. James McNair Maxton 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 241 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Mr. Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

1972 - Mr. W. E. Blue Southern Pines 

1971 - Mr. Harvey Oliver Fayetteville 

1970 - Mr. Irvin L. Priest Carthage 

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS: 
Chairmen of ail Major Committees 

Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
President of the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery 
President of the Men of Fayetteville Presbytery 
President of the Senior High Fellowship of Fayetteville Presbytery 
The Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 

THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
Rev. Robert G. Hall, Chairman 

1972 - Mr. W. Lamont Brown Southern Pines 

1971 - Rev. J. V. C. Summerell, Rev. Robert G. Hall 

1970 - Dr. Marcus Smith, Raeford; Dr. Douglas Clark, Lumberton; 

Rev. Stedman B. Bryan. 

MAJOR COMMITTEES 

I. WORLD MISSIONS 

Mr. Peter Cromartie, Chairman 

1972 - Mr. Peter Cromartie. Fayetteville 

1971 - Rev. David A. McLean 

1970 - Dr. Chalmers Vinson Laurel Hill 

H. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 
Mr. Hervey Evans, Sr., Chairman 

1972 - Mr. Hervey Evans, Sr. Laurinburg 

1971 - Mr. D. A. Huffines Cameron 

1970 - Rev. Dawes B. Graybeal 

III. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Rev. Robert 0. Freeman, Chairman 

1972 - Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Rev. William Painter, Mr. Don Cashwell, 

Hope Mills; Mr. James McN. Williams, Fayetteville; Rev. S. T. 
Snively, Mrs. Donald Humphries, Shannon; Mrs. J. C. Andrews, 
Dunn; Mrs. Myrton Stewart, Carthage. 

1971 - Rev. Robert O. Freeman, Mrs. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen; Rev. 

James McKinnon, Mr. Eli Murray, Laurinburg; Rev. W. C. Neill 

Mrs. Jack Ruth, Fayetteville; Mr. L. T. Miller, Carthage. 
1970 - Rev. Peter Jorgenson, Rev. Larry Parker, Miss Jennie Wyatt, 

Fayetteville; Miss Martha McLeod, Aberdeen, Mrs. Roger Decker, 

Laurinburg; Rev. H. Hoover Bear. 
Advisory Members: Rev. C. K, Ligon, Exec. Sec; Rev. Robert Turner, 
Regional Director. 



242 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 

IV. HIGHER EDUCATION 

Rev. John A. Brothers, Chairman 

1972 - Rev. John A. Brothers, Mr. W. R. Dulin, Laurinburg 

1971 - Mr. Floyd James Maxton 

1970 - Rev. Jerry R. Cook, Mr. Reid Ross Fayette ville 

V. NATIONAL MINISTRIES 

Rev. Chas. E. Kirkpatrick, Chairman 

1972 - Mr. Ben White, Maxton; Mr. Crawford MacKethan, Fayetteville; 

Mr. Joe Moss, Fayetteville; Rev. Grant M. Sharp, Rev. Fred 
Currie. 

1971 - Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Cecil Parsons, Red Springs; 

Mrs. W. W. Wood, Fayetteville; Rev. Cortez A, Cooper, Mr. 
Billy Hair, Wade; Mr. Gattis Thomas, Broadway; Mr. James P. 
McMillan, Laurel Hill. 

1970 - Rev. Robert F. Sloop, Mr. John K. McNeill, Jr., Raeford; Mr. 

Brady Pressley, Carthage; Mr. Murphy McGirt, Maxton; Rev. 
Burris Bender, Mr. J. H. Peden, Wagram; Dr. Charles Speegle, 
Fayetteville. 

VI. ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES 
Mr. Ben Wicks, Chairman 

1972 - Mrs. Kathleen Cook, Fayetteville; Rev. Frank Smith 

1971 - Mr. Ben Wicks, Aberdeen; Rev. J. T. Young 

1970 - Rev. J. D. Nesselrodt, Mr. Tom McRimmon, Maxton 

VII. WOMEN'S WORK 
Rev. Paul Hanks, Chairman 

1972 - Mrs. John Nance 

1971 - Rev. Paul Hank 

1970 - Mr. Stanley Waterfield 

Vni. STEWARDSHIP 

Mr. C. C. McLean, Chairman 

1972 - Rev. Eugene C. Ensley, Mr. Dan McDonald, Pinehurst; Mr. 

Harold Stutts, Fayetteville; Mr. A. C. Parker, Fayetteville. 

1971 - Mr. J. B. McCloskey, Red Springs; Mr. Fred Culbreth, Raeford; 

Mr. Cliff McLean, So. Pines; Rev. A. A. Myers. 

1970 - Mr. Harrison H. Williamson, Fayetteville; Mr. Hervey Evans, 

Jr., Laurinburg; Mr. Scott Shepherd, Lumberton; Mr. Edward 
Joyner, Fayetteville. 

IX. CHURCH AND SOCIETY 
Rev. Allan Smyth, Chairman 

1972 - Mr. William F. Wade, Dunn; Rev. William Hull. 

1971 - Mr. Henry Campen, Fayetteville. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 243 

X. CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 
Rev. A. N. Wells, Chairman 

1972 - Mr. June S. Johnson, Raeford; Mr. Edward Byrd, Bunnlevel; 

Rev. Robert Temple. 
1971 - Rev. George R. Cheney, Jr., Mrs. Thomas John, Laurinburg; 
1970 - Rev. A. N. Wells, Mrs. John McPhaul, Southern Pines. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

L NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Rev. B. E. Dots on, Chairman 

1972 - Rev. C. Rees Jenkins, Mr. R. D. McMillan 

1971 - Rev. B. E. Dotson, Mr. Walter Blue, Southern Pines 

1970 - Rev. A. A, Myers, Mrs. John Nance, Fayetteville. 

n. PRESBYTERY'S WORK 
Rev. W. H. Morrison, Chairman 

1972 - Mr. William 0. Cameron, Dunn 

1971 - Rev. W. H. Morrison 

1970 - Rev. H. Dewey Herring 

III. BILLS AND OVERTURES 

The last six Ex-Moderators; the last Ex-Moderator to serve as Chair- 
man. 

IV. INSTALLATIONS 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

1972 - Rev. C. S. Albright, Rev. Robert Turner 

1971 - Rev. J. Ray Dickens, Mr, M.M. Clark, Fayetteville.'. 

1970 - Rev. B. E. Dotson, Mr. Hervey Evans, Jr., Laurinburg 

V. MANUAL OF PRESBYTERY 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Chairman 

1972 - Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Mr. John Sloan, Aberdeen 

1971 - Mr. George Quillen, Fayetteville 
1970 - Mr. Dan McDonald, Pinehurst 
Ex- Officio 

Ex. Ec. Secretary, 
Chairman of Presbytery's Council 
Chairman of Christian Education 
The Stated Clerk 

VI. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 
Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson. Chairman 



244 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



1972 - Rev. John S. Steele 

1971 - Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson 

1970 - Rev. Lawrence W. Kessler 

VII. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH 
Dr. Duncan C. Owen, Chairman 

1972 - Dr. David Drake, Fayette ville, Mr. R. S. Taylor, Lillington 

1971 - Rev. Kemper Fitch, Dr. Chas. Phillips, So. Pines 

1970 - Mr. Roger Decker, Laurinburg, Dr. Duncan Owen, Fayette ville 

VIII. EXAMINATIONS 

The Senior Member in Theology as Chairman 

a. Christian Experience: The Moderator 

b. Theology 

1972 - Rev. John A. Brothers 

1971 - Rev. William M. Alexander 

1970 - Rev. Robert K. Guftafson 

c. Sacraments 

1972 - Rev. George F. Houck 

1971 - Rev. H. Hoover Bear 

1970 - Rev. James D, MacKenzie 

d. Church Government 

1972 - Rev. A. N. Wells 

1971 - Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie 

1970 - Rev. S. T. Snively 

e. English Bible 

1972 - Rev. Billy H. Herring 

1971 - Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 

1970 - Rev. R. L. Prince 

f. Thesis and Exegesis 

1972 - Rev. Tom Young 

1971 - Rev. Louis C. LaMotte 

1970 - Rev. Eugene C. Ensley 

DC. HISTORICAL MATTERS 

Rev. James D. MacKenzie, Chairman 

1972 - Rev. James D. MacKenzie 

1971 - Rev. R. S. Arrowood 
1970 - Mr. Jack Crane 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 245 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 
(Printed as Information) 

1. CHURCHES BY DISTRICTS: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, Godwin, 

Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Providence, Unity. 
District No. 2: Ashworth, Big Rockfish, Bonnie Doon, Campbellton, 

Church of the Covenant, College Heights, Comfort, Fayette ville, 

First, Highland, Hope Mills, McPherson, Palestine, Peace, Philippi, 

Sardis, Sherwood, Spring Lake, Sunnywide, Vaughn Mem., Village, 

Westminster. 
District No. 3: Amy's Chapel, Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, 

McNair Mem., Midway, Mount Pelier, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, Phil- 

adelphus, Red Springs, Rowland, St. Pauls. 
District No. 4: Centre, Church in the Pines, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, 

Maxton, Mountpelier, Pleasant View, Smyrna, Middleton Heights. 
District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel Galatia, Lumber Bridge, Parkton, Rae- 

ford, Rex, Shiloh. 
District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Mem., Community, Culdee, Eureka, 

Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, West End. 
District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage, Cypress, 

Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Priest Hill, Union, Vass. 
District No. 8: Barbecue, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, Cedar Rock, Ephesus, 

Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. Pisgah, Olivia, Raven Rock, 

Summerville. 

2. OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH: 

President — Mrs. H. Cone McPherson, Cameron 
Vice-President: Mrs. Thurman Warwick, R.#3, Sanford; 
Secretary: Mrs. A. L. Keith, Cameron; 
Treasurer: Mrs. Charles K. Cole, Jackson Springs. 

3. OFFICERS OF THE MEN OF THE CHURCH. 

President: Benny McLeod, Raeford 
Vice-President: Charles Speegle, Fayette ville 
Secretary and Treasurer: Robert M . Cox, Raeford. 

4. OFFICERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE; 

Moderator: Jimmy McMilland, Laurel Hill 
Vice -Moderator: Miss Dana McCormick, St Pauls 
Secretary: Miss Susan Cannady, Lillington 
Treasurer: Rupert Langdon, Lillington, N. C. 
Editor - Historian: Miss Pat Morgan, Laurel Hill. 



246 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-FIFTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C. February 6, 1968 
Fayette ville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and Fifty- Fifth 
Stated Meeting in the Comfort Presbyterian Church, February 6, 1968 
at 9:30 A.M. The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. 
J.V.C. Summerell, and was led in prayer by the host pastor, the Rev. 
R.L. Turner. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery engaged in the observance of 
the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper which was administered by the 
host pastor the Rev. R.L. Turner and assisted by the elders of Comfort 
and Ashworth Presbyterian Churches. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The names of Elders and Deacons who have 
died during the past year were read by the Stated Clerk, Rev. R.A. 
Arrowood. Presbytery was then led in prayer for the families of the 
deceased and thanksgiving for their lives by the Rev. Robert Park. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 

C. S. Albright, George D. Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Vance C. Baucom, 
Leslie Bullock, H. Hoover Bear, Burriss M. Bender, Richard A. Brand, 
Stedman B. Bryan, C. I. Calcote, G. R. Cheney, Jr., Jerry R. Cook, 
Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., John R. Crandall, Rufus A. Cromartie, 
Fred H. Currie, J. Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, D. H. Dulin, Eugene 

C. Ensley, Ben F. Ferguson, R.O. Freeman, H.W. Gilkeson, W.A* Golden, 

D. B. Graybeal, Robert Gustafson, Robert G. Hall, W. Spencer Hamrick, 
Paul Hanks, Billy H. Herring, H . Dewey Herring, Charles J. Hollings- 
worth, C. Rees Jenkins, Peter M. Jorgensen, L. W. Kessler, C. W. 
Kimbrough, Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Julian Lake, Lousi C. LaMotte, 
C.K. Ligon, James D. MacKenzie, Robert A, Massey, A. Douglas 
McArn, David A. McLean, E.D. McMahan, L.B. McKeithen, Ansley 
C. Moore, W.H. Morrison, A. A. Myers, Jr., W.C.Ne ill, J.D. Nesselrodt, 
Dan E. Norman, Wm. L. Painter, Jr., Richard Park, Robert F. Park, 
R.H. Poole, R.L. Prince , Grant M. Sharp, R.F. Sloop, Frank E. Smith, 
S.T. Snively, John Steele, J.V.C. Summerell, Robert L. Temple, A.C. 
Trivette, R.L. Turner, A.N. Wells, H.L. Willis, H. L. Wilson, J.T. 
Young. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective represen- 
tatives: 

Antioch, H.M. Watson; Ashpole, A.M. Watson; Ashworth, C.C. Bailey; 
Barbecue, E.L. Cameron, Sr.; Bensalem, Earl Lewis; Benson, W.R. 
Johnson, Berea, Wilbur Coats,; Bethesda, W.H. McNeill; Big Rockfish, 
Marshall Kinlaw, Bluff. E.V. Dawson; Bonnie Doone, Theron H. Johnson; 
Brownson Memorial, W.E. Blue; Bunnlevel, M.L. Bethune; Cameron, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 247 

A.L. Keith; Cameron Hill, D.A. Huffines; Cape Fear, Tommy Coats; 
Carthage, CM. Patterson; Cedar Rock, C.T. Thomas; Jr.; Centre, 
Joe B. Clark, Jr.; Church in the Pines, R.E. Calhoun; Church of the 
Covenant, G.L. McNeill; Comfort, Fred Blount; Community, Pinehurst, 
B.U. Richardson; Culdee, Melvin Hartsell; Cypress, John M. Baker; 
Dunn, Wm. F. Wade; Eagel Springs, John Bost; Ebenezer, Kirk Ennis: 
Ephesus, Lewis Holder; Erwin, R.S. Kelly; Eureka, Joe W. Blue; 
Fairmont, J. Wilton Lewis; First Fayetteville, Louie L. Rouse; 
Flat Branch, V. Craig Smith; Galatia, A.A. Ray; Godwin, Donald Mel. 
Mclntrye; Highland, Sam W. Dance; Horseshoe, Fred Hilliard; Iona, 
CD. Potter; Jackson Springs, Woodford Sherril; Lake view, J. E. Causey; 
Laurel Hill, Robert E. Monroe, Laurinburg, George Shannon, M.D.; 
Lillington, R.A. Gray; College Heights, Rudolph Jones, Lumber Bridge; 
Roger Hall; First Lumberton, Murray M. Alford; Manly, Eveleth 
Richardson; First Maxton, James M. McNair; McMillan, This W. 
Strickland: McPherson, M.M. Clark; Middleton Heights, Frank Callahan; 
Midway, Alwx McGill; Monteplier, John A. McKay; Mt. Pisgah, Kyle 
Harrington; Olivia, A.J. Harrington; Palestine; George Little, Parkton, 
John A. Hughes; Peace, Mrs. Inez Pettus; Pembroke, C.F. Perry; 
PhiladTelphus, ^Robert S. Williams; Plainview, B.A. Holland; Priest 
Hill, Brady Pressely; Providence, Jumius Ennie; Raeford, James B. 
McLeod; Red Springs, A.S. McKeithen; Rowland, W.W. McCallum; 
Sherwood, Harold Matthews; Shiloh, A. P. Seaford ; Smyrna, Lonnie 
P. Smith; Spring Lake, Joel W. Lambert; St. Pauls, J. S. Blakely; 
Sunnyside, W. L. Crumpler; Trinity, Roger W. Decker; Union, Ira 
Turnley; Unity, Henry T. Barefoot; Vass,, N.N. McLean; Vaughn Mem. 
James M. Salyer; Village, Douglas L. Mears; West End, J. Hawiey 
Poole; Westminster, William P. Dunn. 

EXCUSED: The following were excused for non-attendance; W.M. 
Alexander, James Appleby, James B. McLeod, Allan Smyth, C. M. 
Voyles, Larry Parker, Frank Wilkinson, W.K. Fitch. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS; Rev. Paul 
L. Hanks was elected Moderator and Elder Henry Barefoot and Elder 
W.A. Johnson were elected temporary clerks. 

WELCOME: Rev. Robert L. Turner, pastor of the host church, and 
elder Lawrence Barret welcomed Presbytery and made necessary 
announcements. 

PROGRAM: Rev. Robert L. Turner presented the printed docket 
as the program of Presbytery. With the addition of Dr. Ansley Moore's 
name as speaker on higher education it was approved as the program 
for the day. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The Moderator appointed the following 
Standing Committee on Resolutions: Rev. W. L. Painter, Rev. Rufus 
Cromartie and Elder R. E. Monroe. 



248 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

COMMUNICATIONS: Communications to the Presbytery were read 
by the Stated Clerk, Rev. R. S. Arrowood. They are as follows: 

A, The reports of the Commissions on the Installations of Rev. 
Vance Baucom at Midway and Pembroke and Rev. Charles Hollings- 
worth at Ashpole were admitted to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Vance Baucom as pastor of the Midway Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 2:30 P.M., on 10-22-67. The following were 
present: Ministers: C. K. Ligon, L. C. Lamotte, and W. Spencer 
Hamrick. Ruling Elders: Hervey Evans and Charles Parrish. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. C.K. Ligon was elected Chairman 
and W.S. Hamrick Clerk. The Commission then met with the congrea- 
ation fo the Church. C.K. Ligon presided and propounded the con- 
stitutional questions. W.S. Hamrick preached the sermon. L . C. 
Lamotte charged the minister. Hervey Evans charged the congregation. 
Rev. Vance Baucom was declared duly elected and installed as pastor 
of the Midway Presbyterian Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly 
installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted 
and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

C. K. Ligon, Chairman 
W. Spencer Hamrick, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Charles Hollingsworth as pastor of the Ashpole Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:15 P.M., on Nov. 5th, 1967. The following 
were present: Ministers: Paul Hanks, Howard Gilkeson and Cheves 
Ligon. Ruling Elders: H.C. Newton, John C. Calhoun and R. L. Cam- 
pbell. The meeting was opened with prayer. Paul Hanks was elected 
Chairman and Cheves Ligon Clerk. The Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. Paul Hanks presided and propounded the 
constitutional questions. Cheves Ligon preached the sermon. Howard 
Gilkeson charged the minister. H.C. Newton charged the congregation. 
Rev. Charles Hollingsworth was declared July elected and installed 
as pastor of the Ashpole Church according to the Book of Church 
Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the newly 
installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted 
and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Paul Hanks, Chairman 
Cheves K. Ligon, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Vance Baucom as pastor of the Pembroke Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 5:00 P.M., on October 22, 1967. The following 
were present: Ministers: Ben F. Ferguson, Cheves K. Ligon, Albert 
A. Myers, Jr. Ruling Elders: Alex McGill, Sherwood McLean, Ben 
A. White. The meeting was opened with prayer. Ben Ferguson was 
elected Chairman and Albert A. Myers, Jr. Clerk. The Commission 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 249 

then met with the congregation of the Church. Cheves Ligon presided 
and propounded the constitutional questions. Albert A. Myers, Jr. 
preached the sermon. Ben Ferguson charged the minister. Ben White 
charged the congregation. Rev. Vance Baucom was declared duly 
elected and installed as pastor of the Pembroke Presbyterian Church 
according to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded 
with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes 
of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned 
with prayer. 

Ben F. Ferguson, Chairman 
Albert A. Myers, Jr., Clerk 



B. The McNair Memorial Church asked for dissolution, the remaining 
members be assigned to other nearby churches and a committee 
be appointed to dispose of the property. A motion to thes effect was 
made and adopted and the following Committee was appointed: Rev. 
Charles Hoi lings worth, Rev. Vance Baucom, Rev. Cheves Ligon, 
Advisory, Elder Archie Watson and Elder R. L. Campbell. 



C. Auditor, Wm. 0. Cameron reported that the Treasurer's books 
were found to be in order. The treasurer's report was then admitted 
to record. 



D. Overture from the Rex Church. Referred to committee on Bills 
and overtures. 

E. Session of Galatia Church asked that Presbytery withhold the 
amount from Galatia Church that goes to the National Council of 
Churches. This was referred to the Treasurer of Presbytery. 



F. Communication from the General Assembly with respect to 
the membership of Missionaries. Motion was made by Mr. Arrowood 
that a committee be appointed to deal with this matter. Carried. 
The following Committee was appointed: Rev. R. L. Prince, Rev. W. C. 
Neill and Elder W. H. McNeill. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Mr. J. Harvey Oliver, chairman, made 
the report for Presbytery's Council. The report was received as 
information. 



TREASURER'S REPORT: Rev. Cheves Ligon gave the treasurer's 
report. It was adopted and is as follows: 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



TREASURER'S REPORT 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES 


BUDGETED 


RECEIVED 


World Missions 


$61,468 


Presbyter- 


Church Extension 


20,214 


ian Develop- 


Christian Education 


9,752 


ment Fund 


Annuities and Relief 


9,220 


Overseas Re- 


General Fund 


17,258 


lief Rio 


InterChurch Agencies 


295 


Grande Flood 
Relief 




$118,207 


$14,534. 


SYNOD 






Church Extension 


$4,857 


Orphans' clo- 


Presbyterian Home 


5,535 


thing, memor- 


Children's Home 


16,614 


ials, Christ- 


Christian Education 


7,731 


mas gifts, Ca- 


Educational Insts. 


41,495 


mpus Christian 


Campus Christian Life 


8,535 


Life, Davidson 


InterChurch Agencies 


1,080 


Seminary Ad- 


Guidance Center 


3,428 
$89,275 


vance 




$3,549. 


PRESBYTERY 






Church' Extension 


$44,500 


Camp Monroe 


Office 


17,500 


Campaign 


Manse 


2,500 




Higher Education 


200 




Christian Education 


22,054 




(includes Camp Monroe) 






Candidates 


700 






$87,445 


$1,750 


Assembly Advance 


$609 




Synod Advance 


430 




Presbytery Advance 


482 




GRAND TOTAL 






Budgeted Benevolences 


$296,448 




Non- Budgeted 


19,833 




Tax 


14,851 




Barnabas Fellowship 


2,430 




Miscellaneous 


250 





$333,812 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
PLEDGES TO 1968 BUDGET 



251 



Amy's Chapel 

Antioch 

Ashpole 

Camp Monroe 
Ashworth 

Union Seminary 

Other 
Barbecue 
Bens ale m 
Benson 
Bethesda 
Bethel 
Berea 
Big Rockfish 

Union Seminary 

Camp Monroe 
Bluff 

Bonnie Doone 
Browns on Memorial 
Bunnlevel 

Union Seminary 
Other 
Cameron 
Cameron Hill 
Campbellton 
Cape Fear 
Carthage 
Cedar Rock 
Centre 
Ch. in the Pines 

Camp Monroe 
Ch, of the Covenant 
College Heights 

Camp Monroe 
Comfort 
Community 
Culdee 
Cypress 
Dunn 

Missionary 
Eagel Springs 
Ebenezer 
Elise 
Ephesus 
Erwin 
Eureka 
Fairmont First 





Fayetteville First 


35650 


$4000 


Other 


18500 


1800 


Flat Branch 


525 


500 


Friendship 


384 


650 


Galatia 


3125 


300 


Godwin 


500 


50 


Grove 




600 


Highland 


28000 




PDF 


6000 


509 


Camp Monroe 


4000 


7400 


Hope Mills 
Horseshoe 


950 


165 


Iona 


1550 


450 


Barium Spgs. 


150 


•y 50 

100 

1200 

303 


Jackson Springs 


1000 


Lakeview 


400 


Laurel Hill 


3000 




Laurinburg 


28175 


367 


Leaflet 


1050 


100 


Lillington 


3600 


60 


Missionary 


900 




Lumber Bridge 


260 


325 


Barium Spgs. 


340 


600 


Lumberton 


18107 


50 


Missionary 


4800 


6100 


MacPherson 


8635 


200 


Manly 


900 


2860 


Maxton First 


7750 


5880 


McMillan 


500 


500 


McNair Memo. 




550 


Middleton Heights 


784 


1200 


Camp Monroe 


240 


300 


Midway 


1000 


300 


Montpelier 


4300 


2400 


Mt. Pelier 




1800 


Mt. Pisgah 


1400 


805 


Mt. Tabor 


400 


6252 


Union Seminary 


75 


1680 


Olivia 


400 




Palestine 


360 


250 


Parkton 


1200 




Peace 


2800 


400 


Pembroke 




1000 


Philadelphus 




1700 


Philippi 






Plain view 


125 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Pleasant View 360 

Camp Monroe 60 

Priest Hill 300 

Providence 150 

Raeford 18595 

Guidance Cnt. 353 

Raven Rock 200 

Red Springs 13000 

Rex 550 

Rowland 2831 

Union Sem. 800 

Camp Monroe 1000 

Sardis $475 

Sherwood 500 

Shiloh 



Smyrna 


1100 


Spring Lake First 


660 


Barium Springs 


300 


St. Pauls 


5250 


Summerville 




Sunnyside 


900 


Trinity 


2900 


Union 


375 


Unity 


121 


Vass 


250 


Vaughn Memorial 


2530 


Camp Monroe 


300 


Village 


300 


West End 


3500 


Westminster 


1780 



RECEIPTS FROM CHURCHES 
Budgeted and Non-budgeted 



-Amy's Chapel 


$ 


Eagle Springs 




Antioch 


2502 


Ebenezer 


105 


As hpole 


2010 


Elise 


948 


Ashworth 


878 


Ephesus 


551 


Barbecue 


722 


Erwin 


203 


Bensalem 


673 


Eureka 


1794 


Benson 


546 


Fairmont First 


72 


Bethesda 


7602 


Fayetteville First 


36,371 


Bethel 


359 


Flat Branch 


608 


Berea 


25 


Friendship 


314 


Big Rockfish 


694 


Galatia 


3255 


Bluff 


1357 


Godwin 


498 


Bonnie Doone 


324 


Grove 


151 


Brownson Memorial 


17,872 


Highland 


37,199 


Bunnlevel 


509 


Hope Mills 


1074 


Cameron 


2125 


Horseshoe 


75 


Cameron Hill 


187 


Iona 


1658 


Campbellton 


398 


Jackson Springs 


1732 


Cape Fear 


40 


Lakeview 


450 


Carthage 


7356 


Laurel Hill 


3151 


Cedar Rock 


230 


Laurinburg 


$27,433 


Centre 


2963 


Leaflet 


1218 


Church in the Pines 


7232 


Lillington 


6094 


Church of the Covenant 637 


Lumber Bridge 


556 


College Heights 


990 


Lumberton 


28.002 


Comfort 


501 


MacPherson 


7996 


Community 


2207 


Manly 


421 


Culdee 


2080 


Maxton First 


9367 


Cypress 


887 


McMillan 


689 


Dunn 


10,968 


McNair Memorial 





MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 253 



Middleton Heights 


1160 


Red Springs 


14,507 


Midway 


1040 


Rex 


961 


Montpelier 


4921 


Rowland 


3144 


Mt. Pelier 


5 


Sardis 


527 


Mt. Pisgah 


1535 


Sherwood 


1173 


Mt. Tabor 


435 


Shiloh 


685 


Olivia 


496 


Smyrna 


1216 


Palestine 


464 


Spring Lake First 


748 


Parkton 


1638 


St. Pauls 


5904 


Peace 


2993 


Summerville 


195 


Pembroke 


45 


Sunnyside 


1368 


Philadelphus 


1219 


Trinity 


2760 


Philippi 


66 


Union 


375 


Plainview 


125 


Unity 


37 


Pleasant View 


305 


Vass 


215 


Priest Hill 


272 


Vaughn Memorial 


2557 


Providence 


216 


Village 


325 


Raeford 


20,442 


West End 


3918 


Raven Rock 


200 


Westminster 


1412 



Rev. L. B. McKeithen then reported that Fayetteville Presbytery 
had been commended by the Stated Clerk of the North Carolina Synod, 
Dr. Harold Dudley, for having gone over the top in its benevolence 
payments, thus redeeming the Synod. 

REPORT ON CHURCH EXTENSION. The report on Church Extension 
was given by the chairman, Rev. Eugene C. Ensley. The report with 
its recommendations was adopted and is as follows: 

Following the direction of Presbytery at its last meeting, the Com- 
mittee has invited Dr. James Womack, of the Board of National Minis- 
tries, Atlanta, Georgia, to visit the Presbytery and advise us regarding 
possible experimental ministries. Dr. Womack will visit in our bounds 
in April. 

The Committee has voted the following aid for 1968: Benson and 
Unity, $168; Plainview, $1200; Ephesus and Cedar Rock, $1072; Trinity, 
$3600; Bonnie Dcone, $1513; Hope Mills and Campbellton, $2075; College 
Heights, $3170; Westminster $3282. All the churches made reduced 
askings, stalling $3347. less than requested in 1967. The Committee 
pays the full 10% MAF dues on the above, and its proportionate share 
of Assembly Group Insurance. 

The Committee, noting that all other Presbyteries in the Synod, 
except one, have higher minimum salaries than Fayetteville, and that 
Fayetteville has not raised its minimum in several years, and feeling 
that the present minimum of $5400. including professional expense 
is too low in the present-day economy, has voted to recommend that 
the minimum salary be raised to $6000. including $1200. professional 
expense. 

The Committee calls attention to the current JOINT WITNESS SEASON, 
Jan. 1 until Easter, and urges all churches to observe this season 



254 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

through special studies of the graded literature on "Christ and the 
Faiths of Men' ' , through prayer, special programs featuring missionaries 
or missioners, or in other appropriate ways. 

The Committee has been considering changing its name from Church 
Extension to something more in line with the Assembly Board of National 
Ministries, but so far has not been able to decide upon a new name. 
Suggestions will be appreciated. 

RECOMMENDATION: 1. That the Church Extension Committee be 
permitted to supplement salaries of pastors of aid-receiving Churches 
in the amount necessary to bring their totals to $4800. base, $1200. 
professional expense, plus MAF dues, and Family Group Insurance, 
and to make this retroactive to Jan. 1, 1968. 

2. That our aid-receiving churches be commended for reducing 1968 
requests for supplementary aid by a considerable amount. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Eugene C. Ensley, Chr. 

REPORT OF WORLD MISSIONS COMMITTEE The report of the 
Committee on World Missions was given by the chairman, Rev, Robert 
Park. The report with its recommendations was adopted and is as 
follows: 

Your Committee has been active in preparing for the Joint Witness 
Season of January through March. With the Church Extension Com- 
mittee plans were made and Workshops were held in Aberdeen and 
Fayetteville to help churches to be familiar with the available materials 
and to formulate plans for this season. 

Our Committee has arranged to have missionaries available to speak 
in our churches. The Reverend Malcolm Bullock, missionary to Taiwan, 
was in our Presbytery January 14-19 speaking to six congregations 
and Presbytery Men's Council. The Rev. Al Harris, Missionary to 
Brazil, will be in our Presbytery February 24-29 and is to visit eight 
churches plus one ministerial association. Dr. Frank Baker of Lil- 
lington, retired missionary of Brazil, has accepted at least six engage- 
ments. Dr. L. G. Calhoun of Wilmington, retired missionary to Brazil 
is being called upon, also. The exact number of his engagements is not 
known. An effort was made to secure other missionaries, but it has 
not been possible to arrange to have others with us. 

The Reverend Albert A. Myers, Jr., was one of four ministers 
from the Synod of North Carolina to attend the Brazil Seminar during 
the month of January. He is available to speak in our Presbytery this 
spring and will be happy to accept invitations to churches as his schedule 
will permit. 

Two films are available through Presbytery's Office, "Tale of Two 
Rivers" and "Taiwan Diary." Other films can be rented from TRAV 
Audio Visual Dept., 801 East Main St., Richmond, Va. 23209 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 255 

The Committee makes the following recommendations: 

1. That churches, which are not doing so, be urged to observe the 
Joint Witness Season. 

2. That churches which are not having a missionary this year, be 
encouraged to invite the Reverend Albert Myers to speak about his 
experience. His address is Rt. 2, Maxton. 

3. That pending the receiving of this report as information and the 
adopting of these recommendations that Presbytery hear the Reverend 
Albert Myers who will speak concerning the Brazil Seminar and his 
observations of the mission work in Brazil. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Robert F. Park, Chairman 

As the Order of the Day, at 11:00 A.M., Reverend A. A. Myers gave 
a report on his attendance at the Brazil Seminar. In his informative 
and challenging report, Rev. Myers noted the eagerness of the people 
to hear and learn and also the dedication on the part of the missionaries. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION Rev. R. 0. Freeman, chairman, gave the 
report of the Committee on Christian Education. The report with its 
recommendations was adopted and is as follows: 

Attendance at your committee's first meeting was greatly curtailed 
because of inclement weather. However, the new committee is or- 
ganized and at work through its sub-committees. 

THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATION COMMITTEE OF SYNOD has recently 
been reorganized to include cabinets on Children's Youth, Adult Work 
and Home and Family Nurture. Presbytery chairmen of these suc- 
committees are members of these cabinets. The first meeting of these 
cabinets was held at Asheboro on January 4, and three of your four 
Presbytery sub-committee chairmen attended this initial orientation and 
training meeting. 

YOUTH WORK sub-committee submits the following information 
concerning Presbytery youth activities: 

Senior High Conference -- June 9-15 

Senior High Spring Rally — April 28, St. Andrews College 

Junior High Spring Rally -- April 7 

The sub-committee would like to call to the attention of Presbytery 
that the new youth manual and Sara Little's new book YOUTH, WORLD 
AND CHURCH are now available from the Board of Christian Education. 

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION: Concern for finding the best way to 
provide leadership training in the Presbytery led to the formation of 
a special Leadership Education sub-committee made up of the Christian 



256 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Education Committee Chairman and the chairmen of the sub-committees 
on Children's, Youth and Adult Work. The committee invites your sug- 
gestions as to the type of training needed. 

PRESBYTERY GUIDANCE: Two churches from each district have 
been asked to be pilot program churches in the area of Presbyterian 
Guidance The Vocational aides of the pilot churches are to receive 
special training at St. Andrews Guidance Center which will equip 
them to aid not only their own church but others in the district. 

HOME AND FAMILY NURTURE: Forty-three ministers from Fay- 
etteville Presbytery attended the Home and Family Seminar at St. 
Andrews, November 6-8. The sub-committee confesses much frustra- 
tion as to its purpose and function, but would like to express, especially 
to the ministers who had the seminar experience, that we are seeking 
ways to help local churches in their Home and Family ministries. 

CAMP AND CONFERENCE: All churches are reminded of the Cam- 
paign for improvement of Camp Monroe approved at the last meeting 
of Presbytery. Mrs. Charles G. Rose, Jr., of Fayetteville has been 
secured as campaign chairman and the Campaign is already under- 
way. As of January 18, $3,850.00 in cash has already been received. 

Additional information regarding Christian Education activities: Feb- 
ruary 25: Fayetteville Presbytery MUSIC CONFERENCE 3:00 P.M., 
Highland Presbyterian Church. Each Church Choir is encouraged to 
participate. An open invitation for the 7:30 concert is extended 

March 26-28: Regional Youth meeting at Camp New Hope to introduce 

the new manual and YOUTH', WORLD AND CHURCH and train especially 
chosen persons from each presbytery to be consultants regarding the 
use of these pieces. 

April 21: Spring Rally. Men of the Presbytery, at Camp Monroe. 
Dr. James T. Womack, Board of National Ministries, will speak. 

June 21-23: Administration Conference, Montreat. 

June 28- July 4: North Carolina Covenant Life Curriculum Con- 
ference. Your committee is in the process of rethinking policy re- 
garding the financial aid available to lab school participants and 
the qualifications of persons whom the committee will sponsor as parti- 
cipants and at this time has no definite statement to make. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That pastors and sessions and superintendents of church schools 
encourage as many teachers as possible to take advantage of the lab- 
oratory experience of the Covenant Life Conference and that the local 
church be encouraged to provide as much financial assistance as possible 
for these persons. 

2. That the policy of each church submitting 10? per member to help 
pay for presbytery leadership education opportunities offered to the 
local church be continued. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 257 

3. That churches submit to George Alexander names of potential 
volunteer and permanent staff personnel for the summer camp and con- 
ference programs at Camp Monroe. 

4. That all churches be reminded of the current campaign to enlarge 
Camp Monroe and be encouraged 10 move with all deliberate speed 
to implement the camp campaign in the local church. 

5. That local churches be encouraged to send cash gifts to Camp 
Monroe building program now to lessen the amount to be borrowed and 
thus keep interest charges at a minimum. 

6. That pending the adoption of this report, Presbytery hear Mr. 
Charles Rose, Jr., Campaign Chairman of the Camp Monroe Building 
Program, concerning the current campaign. 

7. That pending the adoption of this report, Presbytery hear Jennie 
Wyatt, Area DCE, regarding the new youth manual and YOUTH, WORLD 
AND CHURCH. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert 0. Freeman, Chairman 



COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE ON SESSIONAL RECORDS 

Presbytery resolved itself into a Committee of the Whole to examine 
Sessional Records, with Rev. W.H. Morrison, as chairman. The records 
having been examined, the Committee arose and the Moderator re- 
sumed his chair. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH: Presbytery took recess for lunch after a 
prayer of thanksgiving by Grant Sharp at 12:30. 

Presbytery reconvened at 1:30 and was led in a brief devotional 
by Rev. Robert O. Freeman. 

ELECTION OF MODERA OR NOMINEE: Rev. Julian Lake was 
elected Moderator-Nominee for the next meeting of Presbytery. 



INTRODUCTIONS Many elders, attending Presbytery for the first 
time, were introduced. 

Mrs. H.C. McPherson of Cameron, president of the Women of the 
Church was introduced. 

Rev. Randy Griffin, from Granville Presbytery supply of Plainview 
was introduced and invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

THE REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS 
WORK was given by Rev. Robert G. Hall. The report was received as 
information and the following recommendations were approved. 



258 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the following changes in pastoral calls be approved: 

Fayetteville Presbytery for Rev. Cheves K. Ligon, Exec. Sec. 
Salary increases from $6,600 to $7,400 professional expense $800. 
Antioch for Rev. Ben F. Ferguson; Car allowance increases from 
$1,150 to $1,300. Benson for Rev. Larry G. Parker; salary increases 
from $2,420 to $2,628; professional expenses from $400 to $434. 
Big Rockfish for Rev. C. Rees Jenkins be added $300 for professional 
expenses and Group Health and Life Insurance. Cameron Hill for Rev. 
C.I. Calcote; salary increased from $2,275 to $2,350; 10% M. A. F. 
and Group Ins. Centre for Rev. A. A. Myers; salary from $4,400 to $4,600 
10% Annuity; Church in the Pines for Rev. J. T. Young; salary from 
$7,5000 to $8,000; Auto expense from $600 to $700. Church of the 
Covenant for Rev. S.T. Snively; professional expense from $1,100 to 
$1,300. Cypress for Rev. C.I. Calcote; salary from $2,150 to $2,700; 
professional expense from $850 to $600. First Dunn for Rev. Eugene 
C. Ensley; salary from $6,900 changed to $7,200; 10% Annuity. 
Ebenezer for Rev. C.V. Kimbrough; professional expense from $1200 to 
$1638. Friendship for Rev. H.W. Gilkeson; salary from $1,020 to $984; 
professional expenses from $220 to 360; 10% M.A.F. Galatia for Rev. 
H. Dewey Herring; salary from $6,000 to $6,7200 Leaflet for Rev. John 
S. Steele; 10% M.A.F. Lillington for Rev. Robert F. Park; professional 
expense from $1,000 to $1,200. Lumberton First for Rev. R.F. Sloop; 
salary from $8,600 to $9,600; 10% M.A.F. Lumberton First for Rev. 
C. Wm. Hull; salary from $4,300 to $6,000; 10% M.A.F.; MacPherson for 
Rev. Chas. E. Kirkpatrick; salary from $6,200 to $6,600; Maxton First 
for Rev. W. Spenser Hamrick; professional expense from $600 to $1,000, 
Manly for Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson; 10% M.A.F.; Montpelier for Rev 
Vernon S. Broyles in; salary from $4300 to $4500; $1300 Auto 
$450 utilities; $150 books; 10% M.A.F. Olivia for Rev. Jas. MacKenzie 
professional expense from $670 to $790. Peace for Rev. C.S. Albright 
salary from $5,400 to $6,000.; Pleasant View for Rev. H.W. Gilkeson 
salary $660 to $600; professional expense from $120 to $240 
10% M.A.F. Providence for Rev. J. D. Nesselrodt; salary from $4,420 
to $4,550, Raeford for Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr.; salary from $4,420 
to $9,200; professional expense from $1,650 to $1,770; utitlities 
from $750 to $800: 10% M. A. F. Red Springs for Rev. Robert G. Hall; 
salary from $7,250 to $8,000. Compensation to minister for Social 
Security; Rev. for Rev. H. L. Williams; professional expense changed 
from $1,300 to $1,550: Smyrna for Rev. A. A, Myers, Jr., salary 
from $2,262 to $2,300; 10% M.A.; Unity for Rev. Larry G. Parker 
professional expense from $330 to $409.; Vass for Rev. H.L. Wilson 
salary from $1,950 to $2,000; professional expense from $400 to $650 
$250 to M.A.F.; Vaughn Memorial for Rev. Geo. D. Alexander; salary 
from $5,600 to $6,160; West End for Rev. Wm. L. Painter, Jr.; profes- 
sional expense from $720 to $840; Westminster for Rev. Robert O. 
Freeman; professional expense from $240 to $660; From the Bluff 
Church fnr Rev. Robert L. Temple, Salary from $4,600 to $4,800; 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 259 

professional expense from $1,000 to $1,200 . Full cost of utilities; 
10% M.A.- Group Hospital insurance for family. Four weeks vacation, 
effective March. 1, 1968; or the Godwin Church for Rev. Billy H. Herring, 
salary increase from $2,700 to $3,000 effective Jan. 1, 1968; for the 
McMillan Presbyterian Church for Rev. Billy H. Herring salary 
increase from $2,700 to $3,000 effective March 1, 1968; 1-% M.A.F. 

2. That the Reverend Robert K. Gustafson be granted permission to 
labor outside the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery as Dean of 
Instruction at the Southeastern Community College, Whiteville, N.C. 

3. That the following calls for Stated Supply Pastors be approved: 

(1) Big Rockfish to the Reverend C.R. Jenkins from Nov. 1, 1967, to 
Nov. 1, 1968. 

(2) Sardis to the Reverend Richard Brand from Jan. 1, 1968, to 
Jan. 1, 1969. 

(3) Palestine to the Reverend S.T. Snively from Jan. 1, 1968, to 
Jan. 1, 1969. 

(4) Mount Pelier to Dr. M.E. Moore from Jan. 1, 1968, to Jan. 1, 
1969. 

(5) Rex to the Reverend H. L. Willis from Jan. 1, 1968 to Jan. 1, 
1969. 

4. That the minimum salary of pastors be increased by $600 annually 
to bring the base salary to $4800 with $1200 for professional 
expenses, full Ministerial Annuity dues, and Family Group Insurance. 

5. That the request of the Reverend Hayes that he be divested of office 
without censure be docketed for discussion at the next Stated Meeting 
of Presbytery in accordance with the Book of Church Order 112-1. The 
Commission has received a communication from Mr. Hayes request- 
ing that this action be taken. 

6. That Presbytery take the following actions concerning the request of 
the First Presbyterian Church of Fairmont that the pastoral 
relationship between it and the Reverend John R. Crandall be 
dissolved: 

(1) That the pastoral relationship will be declared dissolved if 
the pastor has not relocated by June 1, 1968. 

(2) That the Session will be dissolved on the date that the pastoral 
relationship is dissolved in accord with its own previous action, 

(3) That Presbytery appoint an Administrative Commission in 
accordance with Chapter 19, Pars. 2 and 3, of the Book of 
Church Order to administer the affairs of the church for a 
period of six months beginning with the effective date of 



260 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

the pastor's resignation. No member of the Administrative 
Commission shall be from the Fairmont Church. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert G. Hall, Ch. 

HIGHER EDUCATION The report on Higher Education was given 
by the chairman, Rev. W.C. Neill, who presented Rev. Roscoe Prince 
to speak about Davidson College and Dr. Ansley C. Moore who spoke 
of the progress at St. Andrews Presbyterian College. The report 
was received as information. 

NOMINATIONS The report of the Nominations Committee was 
given by Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen and is adopted as follows: 

That Eld. Harrison H. Williamson replace Rev. Richard P. Hayes 
on the major Committee on Stewardship. 

CANDIDATES The report of the Committee on Candidates was 
given by the chairman, Rev. Dewey Herring. The report was received 
as information. 

REPORT OF BILLS AND OVERTURES The report of the Committee 
on Bills and Overtures was given by Rev. R. A. Massey, Chairman. 

A substitute motion presented by Rev. A. N. Wells was adopted: 

A. That the Overture be referred to Presbytery's Council 
and that Council be asked to prepare a Standard form lor 
overtures to come to Fayetteville Presbytery, said form to be 
submitted to next meeting of Presbytery; 

B. And that the Committee on Bills and Overtures make itself 
available for consulation to Sessions wishing to prepare and present 
overtures to Presbytery. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS The report of the Committee on Sessional 
Records was given by the chairman, Rev. W.H. Morrison. The report 
on Sessional Records was received as information. The following two- 
part motion was made by Rev. Louis C. Lamotte and was adopted: 
K That the chairman of the Committee on Sessional Records 
write the clerks of Session not submitting Sessional Records, ask- 
ing them to submit books and report at the next meeting of Pres- 
bytery. 

B. That a statement limiting worship to some group of people, 
which appears in a sessional records, be referred to the Com- 
mission on the Minister and His work. 



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MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION 
The motion presented by Rev. Julian Lake was adopted as follows: 
That Presbytery grant authority to the Moderator with the advice of 
the Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work and 
with the Stated Clerk and the Chairman of the Nominating Committee, 
to appoint the Administrative Commission to carry out the plans adop- 
ted by the Presbytery to encourage peace in the Fairmont Church. 

RESOLUTIONS The report of the Standing Committee on Resolutions 
was given by the Chairman, Rev. Wm. L. Painter. The report was 
adopted as follows: 

Be it resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery at its Three Hundred 
and Fifty Fifth Stated Meeting express its gratitude to the congre- 
gations of Comfort and Ashworth Churches for their hospitality ex- 
tended to Presbytery, to the ladies of these congregations for the ex- 
cellent lunch they served, and to the Rev. Mr. R.L. Turner, both for 
a meaningful opening service of worship and for his challenge to 
Presbytery to maintain a fitting reverence during worship services. 

Be it further resolved that Presbytery express its thanks to the 
Rev. A. A. Myers, Jr. for a challenging and informative address on 
Christian work in Brazil and to the various committee chairmen for 
their concise reports. 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING The Three Hundred and Fifty Sixth 
Stated Meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery, will be May 7, 1968 at the 
Trinity Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg. 

READING OF THE MINUTES The minutes of the, day's session 
were read and approved. 

ADJOURMENT Presbytery was adjourned with prayer by the Rev. 
Peter Jorgensen. 



Paul L. Hanks, Moderator 
A.C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 

R.S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 



262 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SIXTH STATED 
MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Laurinburg, N.C. May 7, 1968 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and Fifty-Sixth 
Meeting at Trinity Presbyterian Church, Laurinburg, N.C. The meet- 
ing was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Paul L. Hanks, at 9:30 
a.m., May 7, 1968. The meeting was led in opening worship by the 
Rev. Grant Sharpe, Host Church pastor. 

COMMISSIONING SERVICE: A commissioning service for the Com- 
missioners to the General Assembly from Fayetteville Presbytery 
was conducted by the retiring Moderator, Rev. Paul L. Hanks, assisted 
by the host Church's pastor, Rev. Grant Sharpe. The following were 
given their commissions: Teaching Elders; Rev. Julian Lake, Rev. 
H. L. Wilson, Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen and Rev. Stedman Bryan. 
Ruling Elders; Charles Speegle, Wm. P. Saunders, John K. McNeill and 
Duncan McGoogan. Rev. L. B. McKeithen to be the Convenor. 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION: The Moderator, Rev. Paul Hanks, 
relinquished the chair to Rev. Grant Sharpe, in order that he might 
give a report from the Administrative Commission. The report was 
adopted and is as follows: 

In accordance with Presbytery's action of February 6, 1968, the 
Moderator appoints the following Administrative Commission, to ad- 
minister the affairs of the Fairmont Presbyterian Church for a period 
of six months, beginning with the effective date of the Pastor's resigna- 
tion: Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Raeford Presbyterian Church; Rev. H. 
Hoover Bear, Bonnie Doone Presbyterian Church; Rev. C. R. Jenkins, 
Big Rockfish Presbyterian Church; Elder Frank McNeill, Bethesda 
Presbyterian Church; Elder J. B. McCloskey, Red Springs Presby- 
terian Church; Rev. A. L. Myers, Center Presbyterian Church; Elder 
Rodger Decker, Trinity Presbyterian Church; Elder John C. Calhoun, 
Church in the Pines Presbyterian Church. 

The following motions were presented. 

1. That a quorum of five be set for the commission. 

2. That expenses of the Commission be defrayed by Presbytery's 
office. 

3. That the Rev. Cortez A. Cooper be empowered to convene the com- 
mission and to act as chairman. 

4. That this Commission report its minutes to each subsequent meeting 
of Presbytery until and immediately following the expiration of its 
commission. 

5. That the specific power given to this commission is to act in all areas 



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regarding the responsibility of the court (Session) of the Fairmont 
Church and to inquire into all difficulties therein. 
6. That this Commission and Presbytery be concerned that not only 
peace by obtained, but that obedience to the will and Spirit of Christ 
persevere in this portion of his church in the future. 

Paul L. Hanks, Moderator 
355th Stated Meeting 
Fayetteville Presbytery 
May 7, 1968 
Following a favorable vote on this report, Rev. Paul Hanks re- 
sumed the duties of the moderator. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS: Rev. Julian 
Lake was unanimously elected moderator and was escorted to the plat- 
form by the nominator, Rev. Roscoe Prince. Rev. Allan Smyth and 
Rev. Richard Brand were elected Temporary clerks. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The Moderator appointed the Standing 
Committee on Resolutions as follows. Rev. R. H. Poole, chairman, 
Rev. William Hull and Elder John Sloan. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: George 
Alexander, James Appleby, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, H. Hoover 
Bear, Burr is M. Bender, Richard A. Brand, John A. Brothers, Jr., 
Leslie Bullock, C. S. Calcote, L. G. Calhoun, George R. Cheney, Jr., 
Jerry R. Cook, Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., John R. Crandall, Fred J. 
Currie, J. Ray Dickens; D. H. Dulin, Eugene C. Ensley, Ben Ferguson, 
W. K. Fitch, Jr., Howard W. Gilkeson, Dawes Graybeal, Robert Gus- 
tafson, Robert G. Hall, Paul L. Hanks, Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey, 
Herring, Charles J. Hollingsworth, C. William Hull, C. Rees Jenkins, 
Peter M. Jorgensen, C. W. Kimbrough, Charles E. Kirkpatrick, 
Julian Lake, Louis C. LaMotte, Cheves Ligon, R. A. Massey, Leighton 

B. McKeithen, Jr., James MacKenzie, L. W. Kessler, A. Douglas 
McArn, David McLean, James B. MacLeod, E. Donald McMahan, Ans- 
ley C. Moore, W. H. Morrison, A. A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Julian 
D. Nesselrodt, Dan E. Norman, W. L. Painter, Jr., Richard Park, Ro- 
bert F. Park, Larry Parker, Robert H. Poole, R. L. Prince, Grant M. 
Sharp, R. F. Sloop, Frank E. Smith, Allan Smyth, S. T. Snively, John 
S. Steele, J. V. C. Summerell, Robert L. Temple, A. C. Trivette, R. L. 
Turner, A. N. Wells, Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. Wilson, Tom Young. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective repre- 
sentatives: Benson, H. J. Woodell; Bonnie Doone, Fred Welch; 
Bluff, E. H. Dawson; Big Rockfish, Guy 0. Loftis; Bethesda, John G. 
Sloan; Bensalem, W. T. Lewis; Barbecue, E. L. Cameron; Ashworth, 

C. C. Bailey; Ashpole, Edgar Bracey; Amy's Chapel, James Bethea; 
Brownson Mem., Dr. Bruce Warlick; Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd; Cameron, 
Pate Hopkins; Cameron Hill, Edward Cameron; Cape Fear, Mrs. Gay 



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Wade; Cedar Rock, John Mason; Centre, Carl S. Gentry; Church in the 
Pines, N. H. Gibson; College Heights, William C. Swann; Community, 
J. Ellis Fields; Culdee, Coy A. McKenzie; Cypress, Martin H. Cameron; 
Dunn, Billy Wade; Ebenezer, Mack R. Hudson; Ephesus, J. M. Wallace; 
Erwin, Thos. M. McDonald; Eureka, John M. Blue; Fairmont, J. Wilton 
Lewis; Fayetteville 1st, Chas. G. Rose; Flat Branch, V. Craig Smith; 
Galatia, Gordon Newton; Highland, Kenneth D. Garner; Laurel Hill, 
Eli Murray; Laurinburg, Sam T. Snowdon, Jr.; Leaftlet, Gattis B. 
Thomas; Lillington, Neill M. Kelly; Lumberton 1st, Mrs. James Z. 
Johnson; Manley, H. H. Brooks; Maxton 1st, J. M. Kirkpatrick; McMil- 
lan, Harry S. McMillan; McPherson, W. H. McKeithan; Middleton 
Heights, Henry M. Causey, Jr.; Midway, B. S. McLean; Montpeilier, 
Charles Murray; Mt. Pisgah, Creech Sloan; Parkton, G. J. Lancaster, 
Jr.; Peace, Wayne Smith; Pembroke, W. A. McCormick; Priest Hill, 
Isaac Flinchim; Raeford, D. F. Mclnnis; Red Springs, A. S. McKeithan; 
Rex, F. G. Williams; Rowland, W. J. Faircloth; Sherwood, Upton 
Tyson; Shiloh, 0. B. Israel; Smyrna, J. H. Ray; St. Pauls, T. Browne 
Evans; Sunnyside, L. V. Hubbard; Trinity, Henry Edison; Union, 
Jesse Briggs; Vass, N. N. McLean; Vaughn Mem., George S. Hooks; 
Village, Harold Threatt; West End, W. E. Jackson; Westminster, Worth 
0. Moore. 

EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused for non-attendance 
at Presbytery: Rev. R. 0. Freeman, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Rev. H. L. 
Willis, Rev. C. M. Voyles and Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie, Rev. Claire 
S. Albright. 

COMMUNICATIONS RECEIVED AND REFERRED: Communications 
to the Presbytery were read by the Stated Clerk: 

Letter from Rev. Robert Massey inviting Presbytery to meet at the 
College Heights Church for the Adjourned Meeting of Presbytery, 
July 7, 1968. 

Change in the terms of call from the Bluff Church, to Rev. Wm. 
Temple were read. This was approved. 

Change in the terms of call from the Godwin and McMillan churches 
to Rev. Billy H. Herring were read and approved. 



REPORT OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE: The Retiring Moderator, Rev. 
Paul L. Hanks presented the prepared docket, with slight changes, as 
the program of Presbytery. This was adopted. 

WELCOME BY HOST CHURCH: The pastor of the Host Church, Rev # 
Grant Sharpe, introduced Elder Arch McCrimmon who gave a gracious 
word of welcome from Trinity Church. Dr. Ansley Moore welcomed 
Presbytery to eat lunch at St Andrews College. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES: The report of 
the Candidates Committee was given by the chairman, Rev. Dewey 



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Herring* The report with its recommendation was adopted and is as 
follows: 

Miss Ruth Currie of Carthage has asked to be received under care 
of Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. 

Therefore, it is recommended that Miss Currie be examined to be 
received under care of Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. 

Miss Currie was then examined according to the Book of Church 
Order. The examination was sustained. The charge was given by her 
pastor, Rev. B. E. Dots on and it was ordered that her name be placed 
on the records of Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES: 

THE COUNCIL: Elder Harvey Oliver gave the report for the Council. 
The report was adopted and is as follows: 

The Council met on April 16, heard the programs and plans of the 
several committees, and approved their reports. Most of this action 
will be reported by the committee chairmen at the Presbytery meeting, 
May 7th. 

The Council commends the Church and Society Committee for their 
Conference held at Westminster Church on March 24th, at which Dr. 
George Chauncey of the Board of Christian Education was speaker on 
the theme: "The Church and the Racial Crisis of Today." The atten- 
dance was about 75. The Committee will report more fully on this 
conference later in the day. 

World Missions Committee reports that Rev. Malcolm Bullock, mis- 
sionary to Taiwan who itinerated in Fayetteville Presbytery for a week 
this past January, will return for another week toward the middle of 
May and will fill engagements that have already been made in seven 
churches. 

The Stewardship Committee will sponsor four district meetings next 
week for Pastors and Stewardship Chairmen, to explain procedure for 
preparing a filmstrip centered around local churches, to be used in 
Stewardship Season next Fall. The 88-strip filmstrip will have 18 
pictures of the local church, and will be prepared by the General Coun- 
cil. Cost will be $15.00 per Church. These district meetings will be 
as follows: 

Dists. 1 and 8, Lillington Church, Wed., May 15th, 7:30 p.m. 

Dist. 2, led by A. C.Parker and Ed Joyner, May 14th, 7:30 p.m. Vaughn 
Memorial Church. 

Dists. 3, 4, 5, led by Messrs. McCloskeyand Culbreth, May 16th, 7:30 
p.m., Red Springs. 

Dists. 6 and 7, led by Frank McNeill and Cliff McLean, May 13th, 7:30 
p.m., Brownson Mem. Church. 

Camp Monroe district chairmen and local Church contact men are also 
invited to these district meetings, for a period of discussion about the 
Camp Monroe Campaign. 

The last meeting of Presbytery referred to Council an action taken, 
that the Council prepare a recommended form for submitting overtures 



266 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

to the Presbytery. There was considerable discussion among Council 
members, and several persons noted that they know of no proper forms 
after which they might model such a form. The motion was made and 
passed that Council recommend to Presbytery that Churches wishing 
to submit overtures be directed to submit them according to the form 
printed in General Assembly Minutes, modeling their overtures after 
those that have been received and accepted as in proper form by the 
Assembly, and that Churches wishing to submit overtures request the 
assistance of the Bills and Overtures Committee in preparing their 
overtures if they are uncertain as to form. 

The Council voted to sponsor and pay expenses of Committee 
Chairmen who must attend General Assembly or Synod Conferences 
in order to effectively lead their committees. It is noted that increas- 
ingly the directives, plans, and projects of committees are made at 
the Conferences, and the chairmen must either be there or depend 
upon correspondence to keep abreast with the latest thinking as regards 
his specific work. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

HIGHER EDUCATION: The report of the Committee on Higher Edu- 
cation was given by the Chairman, Rev. W. C. Neill. The report with 
its recommendations was adopted and is as follows: 

Your Higher Education Committee has had three concerns: the stu- 
dent, the Church college and the Campus Christian Life Ministry. The 
primary responsibility in each of these areas lies with other courts 
of the Church. However, we are obligated at the Presbytery level to 
hold up these concerns and focus attention on their importance. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That pastors and sessions try to maintain a continuing ministry 
to their student membership, endeavouring to keep in communication 
with them during these years of rapid change in their lives. 

2. That sessions explore the possibility of setting up scholarship 
funds in their local church budgets. 

3. That pastors and sessions inform and challenge their students 
concerning the VOLUNTEERS FOR SERVICE program as a way of 
investing their summer vacation months, 

4. That sessions face squarely the fact that continuing study is essen- 
tial to the growing effectiveness of their pastor and provide encourage- 
ment to him in this. 

5. That pastors consider taking advantage of the opportunities pro- 
vided by the symposia planned by our Synod Campus Christian Life on 
current problems and issues, involving laymen where indicated. 

6. That pastors and sessions inform young adults, ages 18-24, in- 
cluding students, career men and women and military personnel, con- 
cerning the December 27-30, 1968 Quadrennial Convention on the 
World Mission of the Church, in Atlanta, and urge them to attend. 

7. That pastors and sessions endeavour to maintain a continuing 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 267 

contact with our Church colleges; encourage interest in and support 
of them; and urge their high school students to give serious considera- 
tion to what our colleges have to offer them. 

8. That the Moderator lead the Presbytery in prayer for our colleges, 
especially for those charged with the responsibility of selecting the 
next presidents of Davidson and St Andrews. 

9. That Pastors and sessions maintain interest in and support of the 
Campus Christian Life ministry of our Synod at the major colleges 
and universities of North Carolina. 

10. That the Presbytery hear the Rev. Bronson Matney, Campus 
Christian Life Minister, at East Carolina University. 

Respectfully submitted, 
W. C. Neill, Chairman. 

Rev. Bronson Matney spoke of the changing forms of the Campus 
Christian Life ministry. Upon motion by Rev. W. C. Neill this was 
received as information. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: The Rev. Eugene Ensley gave the report 
of the Committee on Church Extension. The report was adopted as 
follows: 

1. The Church Extension Committee urges a large attendance at the 
Pre-Synod Conference on Evangelism, St. Andrews College, June 3-4. 
Because of the near proximity of the College, this Presbytery should be 
well represented. A registration fee of $2.00 must be sent to the Synod 
Office, Box 10785, Raleigh, N. C. 27605. Please send this immediately. 
Room and board will cost $6.00, which will be paid to the college. The 
Conference Director will be Rev. David M. Currie, Minister of the First 
Church, Durham, NX., who is chairman of the Evangelism sub-com- 
mittee of the Synod Church Extension Committee, 

2. The Chairman of this Committee, and other members, will attend 
the Assembly Conference of National Ministries at Montreat, August 
1-7. In past years, the White Fund and the Belk Fund have provided 
expense money for Home Mission and Retired Pastors to attend the 
Conference, and Presbytery expresses appreciation to these two 
funds. It is expected that this help will be offered again this year, and 
eligible ministers who would like to attend are asked to inform the 
chairman. 

3. The Committee will issue a call to members of the Barnabas 
Fellowship either in Mav or early June, to contribute toward a new 
sanctuary for the Priest Hill Church, The Church nas been working 
toward this goal for the past four years. The Church is near Carthage. 

4. The Committee has received a request from the Board of Annui- 
ties and Relief to hereafter send supplements to aid-receiving churches 
to the treasurers of the churches, rather than to pastors in the cases 
of churches in which the aid is for pastoral services. The Board feels 
that this arrangement will be more practical in submitting MAF pay- 
ments in the future. The committee has this request under considera- 
tion, and will appreciate recommendations or comments, especially 



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from pastors and churches immediately involved. 

5. The Committee has met with Dr. James Womack, Director of Ex- 
perimental Ministries, Board of National Ministries, and wishes to 
express appreciation for his counsel and advice as regards possible 
experimental ministries for this Presbytery to undertake. There have 
been many suggestions both from members of Presbytery and Dr. 
Womack, — some of them being: Minister at Large for populated 
areas, establishment of new work, inter-city work, hospital chap- 
laincy, larger parish, coffee - house ministry, and others. The 
Committee is not yet ready to list priorities or make further recom- 
mendations, but will be glad to have suggestions. . . 

6. This Committee is pleased to call to Presbytery's attention the 
fact that the annual Women of the Church Birthday Offering this year 
will be for TRAV. TRAV will use the offering to train both ministers 
in fields and Seminary students to use Television and Radio effectively 
in their ministries. 

7. The Committee is extending supplementary aid to eleven churches 
this year, served by eight pastors, presently in the amount of $1542.00 
a month. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Eugene Ensley, Chairman 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The report of the Committee on Christian 
Education was given by Rev. George Alexander. The report with its 
recommendations was adopted as follows: 

Your Christian Education Committee is at work through its sub- 
committees and submits the following report: 

YOUTH WORK: Six adults from the Presbytery attended the Youth 
Ministry Strategy meeting at Camp New Hope, March 26-28, where 
they received training for implementing the New Youth Ministry Manual 
and YOUTH, WORLD AND CHURCH. These persons are available for 
consultant work within the Presbytery; information regarding their 
services can be secured through the Presbytery Office of Christian 
Education. 

A very successful Junior High Rally was held on April 7. The number 
of registered participants was 208. 

IMPORTANT DATES FOR PRESBYTERY'S YOUTH: 
Aoril 28: Senior High Rally, St. Andrews College. 
May 19: Two Youth Ministry Workshops: 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, 3:00 p.m. 
Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, 8:00 p.m. 
June 9-15 Senior High Conference, Camp Monroe 

CHILDREN'S WORK: A very beneficial Children's Ministry Workship 
was held on March 10 for local leaders involved in the church's ministry 
with children. The attendance, however, was very poor. 



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A workshop for teachers who will be using Special Studies, Series 11, 
is planned for May 4, First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, from 
9:30 - 12:45. 

PRESBYTERIAN GUIDANCE: A Workshop for vocational aides, 
ministers, and any other interested adults will be held at the Guidance 
Center at St. Andrews on May 11, from 9 a. m. to 4 p.m. Some of the 
people who have ongoing programs within the Presbytery will be part 
of the leadership team and will be available for consultation with 
individual persons or churches as need is expressed. 

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION: Two Leadership Schools are being 
planned for the fall: 
September 15-17: Within the Fayetteville Area 
September 22-24: Aberdeen 

MEN'S WORK: The Spring Rally is planned for April 21 at Camp 
Monroe. Dr. James Womack is to be the speaker. 

MUSIC: The sub-committee reports a very successful Music Rally. 
The Music Confers nee is now being planned and local churches are 
encouraged to participate. The dates, June 18-22. 

OTHER IMPORTANT DATES FOR CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

June 21-23: Administration Conference, Montreat. 

June 28-July 4: Covenant Life Conference, Montreat. 

September 3-6: Christian Doctrine Workshop, Davidson College. 

RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That local churches be encouraged to participate in the Guidance 
Workshop on May 11. 

2. That local churches be encouraged to reply more promptly to 
questionnarie regarding volunteer and permanent camp staff. 

3. That based on last year's experience, local churches be encouraged 
to register children and youth early for choice of camp dates. 

4. That all churches be encouraged to have the Camp Monroe Financial 
Campaign and that those who have made pledges be encouraged to fulfill 
them. 

5. That local churches be encouraged to participate in the Youth 
Ministry Workshops, to be held May 19, at First Presbyterian Church, 
Fayetteville and at Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. 

6. That, pending the adoption of this report, Presbytery hear Mr. 
Charles Rose Jr., Campaign Chairman of the Camp Monroe Building 
Program, concerning the current campaign. 

Respectfully submitted 
Robert 0. Freeman, Chrmn. 

Presbytery then heard Mr. Rose report on the progress of the Camp 
Monroe Financial Campaign. This was received as information. 



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CHURCH AND SOCIETY: Rev. Richard Brand gave the report of the 
Church and Society Committee. The report is as follows: 

Our Society finds itself in crisis, a crisis which is basically a crisis 
of moral and spiritual values. We would remind our congregations that 
many look to the church, in time of turmoil, for a word of faith, a word 
of hope, and a word of abiding love. We commend to our congregations 
a renewed ministry of reconciliation between rich and poor, between 
black and white, between man and man. We recommend to our congre- 
gations the emergency resource materials on the CRISIS IN THE 
NATION, prepared by the Boards of our Church. 

We ask that Presbytery be led in prayer for our society by Rev. 
J. V. C. Summerell. Rev # Snmmerell led the Presbytery in Prayer. 

NOMINATIONS: The report of the Committee on Nominations was 
given by Rev. L. B. McKeithen. The report, with its nominations, was 
adopted and is as follows: 

1. That the Rev. Julian Lake replace the Rev. Spencer Hamrick 
(removed) on the Christian Education Committee, completing the un- 
expired term on the class of 1971. 

2. That the Rev. Albert A. Myers be elected to the Stewardship 
Committee, filling the unexpired term of the Rev. Julian Lake on the 
class of 1971. 

3. That the Rev. J. T. Young replace the Rev. Spencer Hamrick 
(Removed) on the permanent Committee on Examinations, class of 
1969. 

4. That Mr. H. R. McLean of Raeford replace Mr. Evander Gillis 
(Deceased) on the Board of Trustees of Sandy Grove Church Property, 
and that Mr. Neill McFadyen be re-elected to this same Board— both 
to the class of Spring 1971. 

5. That the Rev, Fred Currie be elected to the Church Extension 
Committee, class of 1971. 

REPORT ON ST. ANDREWS COLLEGE: Dr. David McLean, faculty 
member, spoke enthusiastically of the progress at St. Andrews, of his 
connection with the college and the high state of morale among the faculty 
members. This was received as information. 

INTRODUCTION OF VISITORS: Rev. Charles Smith, Methodist Campus 
Christian worker, at East Carolina Univ. and Rev. John A. Brothers, 
from the New Orleans Presbytery, pastor elect of Maxton were intro- 
duced. 

Rev. Malcolm Bullock, Atlanta Presbytery and Rev. Frank Baker 
Concord Presbytery were invited to sit as visiting bretheren. 

REPORT OF SPECIAL COMMITTEE ON CONSTITUTIONAL CHANGES 
The Report of the Special Committee on Constitutional Changes was 
given by the Chairman, Rev. R. L. Prince. The report was adopted as 
follows: (approved by the General Assembly of 1967 and sent down to the 
Presbyteries for advice and consent) 



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1. That chapter 8 of the Book of Church Order be amended by adding 
thereto Section 8-17 as follows: 

"A member who is serving abroad as an unordained missionary under 
the Board of World Missions may become a member of the Church 
to which he is related in missionary service. The Session of his 
church shall retain the member's name on its active roll and he shall 
be considered a member of both churches. The provisions of Section 
29-10 BCO, shall be applicable in the case of a member who is an 
officer in his church." 

2. That Section 16-2 of the Book of Church Order be amended by 
adding thereto these sentences: 

"A Minister who is serving abroad as a missionary under the Board 
of World Missions may become a member of a Presbytery of the 
Church to which he is related in missionary service. His Presby- 
tery, in such case, shall retain his name on its roll, and he shall 
continue to be a full and responsible member of it, subject to its 
jurisdiction, in every respect." 

Report of the vote of Fayetteville Presbytery 
Amendment to sec. 8-17: For 94; Against 1 
To sec. 16-2: For 101; against 1 

REPORT ON WOMEN'S WORK: Rev. Paul L. Hanks, Chairman of 
the Committee on Women's Work, gave the report. Rev. Hanks pre- 
sented Mrs. H. C. McPherson, of Cameron, President of the Women 
of the Church. Mrs. McPherson gave the annual report. She stated 
that 91 churches in the Presbytery have active Women's work. This 
report was received as information. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH: Presbytery recessed for lunch at 1:00 p.m. 
after being led in prayer by Dr. James Appleby. 

RE-CONVENE FOR THE AFTERNOON SESSION: Presbytery was 
called to order by the moderator at 2:40 p.m. and was led in prayer 
by Rev. George Cheney. 

ELECTION OF THE MODERATOR - NOMINEE: Rev. Robert Park 
of Lillington was elected the Moderator - Nominee for the next meeting 
of Presbytery. 

REPORT OF THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
Rev. Robert G. Hall, Chairman, gave the report of the Commission on 
the Minister and His Work. The report with its recommendations was 
adopted and is as follows: 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery, the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work has dissolved the pastoral relationship between the Max- 
ton First Church and the Rev. Spencer Hamrick in order that he might 
accept the call of the Second Presbyterian Church, Huntington, W. Va. 

The Commission has approved the call of the Maxton, First Church 
to the Rev. John Brothers, now a Th.D. candidate at Union Theological 



272 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Seminary, and the calls of the Bethel and Shiloh Churches to Rev. Allan 
Smyth. 
The Commission recommends: 

1. That the Rev. Richard P. Hayes be divested of the ministerial 
office without censure, at his own request, in accordance with the 
BOOK OF CHURCH ORDER, chapter 112, paragraph 2. Adopted. 

2. That Presbytery grant the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work the power to set up a group insurance plan for ministers in 
graduate study and detached ministries. Adopted. 

3. That the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Robert H. Poole 
and the St. Pauls and Mt. Tabor Churches be dissolved as of June 30, 
1968, and that Mr. Poole be placed on the roll of honorably retired 
ministers. Adopted 

4. That a Commission be appointed to install the Rev. Allan Smyth 
as pastor of Bethel and Shiloh Churches. Calls were placed in his 
hands. He accepted. Adopted. 

5. That the Rev. John Brothers be examined for reception into Fay- 
etteville Presbytery, and pending his dismissal from New Orleans 
Presbytery and a satisfactory examination, that a commission be 
appointed to install him as pastor of the Maxton Church. Adopted. 

Rev. John Brothers was then examined according to the Book of 
Church Order: On his christian experience by the Moderator, Rev. 
Julian Lake; in Theology by Rev. J. V. C. Summerell; on the Sacra- 
ments by Rev. Fred Currie and on Church Government by Rev. James 
B. McLeod. 

Upon motion by Dr. James Appleby, the examination as a whole was 
sustained and Mr. Brothers was commended for the fine examination. 
Adopted. 

The report of the Commission as a whole was approved. 

The following calls were found in order and placed in the hands of 
Rev. Allan Smyth and Rev. John A. Brothers and accepted by them: 

From the Bethel Presbyterian Church for the services of Rev. Allan 
Smyth promising salary of $2,200.00 and M.A.F.; $1,000.-- car expense, 
manse,; moving expenses and family group insurance. 

From the Shiloh Presbyterian Church for Rev. Alan Smyth Salary 
$2,180.00; M.A.F.; $1,000 professional expense; church's share of group 
insurance, 1, menth leave 

From the First Presbyterian Church of Maxton for the Rev. John A. 
Brothers, Jr. salary $5,600.00; traveling expense $1,000.00; library 
allowance $200.00; utilities $600.00; Minister's Annuity; Group insur- 
ance, Social Security; manse; one month's vacation. 

RESOLUTION utf APPRECIATION: Permission was granted the re- 
presentative from the St. Pauls Church to read a Resolution of Respect 
for Rev. R. H. Poole, pastor from 1949-1968. The Resolution is as 
follows: 

WHEREAS, the Rev. Robert H. Poole has served the Saint Pauls Pres- 
byterian Church as Pastor since 1949, and by the grace of God has 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 273 

ministered with unusual effectiveness in Word and Deed, and 

WHEREAS, his pastoral relationship to the Saint Pauls Presbyterian 
Church will be dissolved on June 30, 1968, at his own request, so that 
he might be honorably retired by Fayetteville Presbytery, and 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Session, Board of Deacons, and 
congregation of the Saint Pauls Presbyterian Church that a record be 
made of their appreciation for having had this man of God lead them in 
the paths of righteousness and Christian growth; 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED 

L That the members of the Saint Pauls congregation are grateful to 
Almighty God for having directed the Rev. Robert H. Poole to them as 
their pastor from 1949 to 1968. 

2. That the members of the Saint Pauls congregation are grateful 
to the Rev, Robert H. Poole for his excellence of administration of the 
Church, which will be evidenced for many decades by the new sanctuary 
soon to be completed as the result of his leadership. 

3. That the members of the Saint Pauls congregation are deeply grate- 
ful to the Rev. Robert H. Poole for his pastoral concern for them, 
evidenced in the thousands of expressions of his love for them; by his 
always being at the right place at the right time when there was need 
for pastoral care by any member, by his presence at school and civic 
functions where any of his people were engaged or when the welfare of 
the community was involved, by his keeping in constant touch with 
youth grown to young adulthood and residing elsewhere, and by his 
faithful and frequent visitation in the homes of his people who eagerly 
opened their doors to him in joyous welcome. 

4. That the members of the Saint Pauls congregation extend this 
expression of appreciation to Mrs. Janice Neel Poole, wife of their 
beloved pastor, for her fidelity in visitation both in homes and hospitals, 
often with her husband and often alone; for her effective service in the 
Church School, youth work, and adult programs of the Church; and for 
her having embodied in an honorable and gracious manner all the 
higher qualities that can be expected or conceived relating to the lady 
of the manse. 

5. That with the affection and sincerity born of warm Christian 
association, the congregation of the Saint Pauls Presbyterian Church 
does hereby wish for the Rev. and Mrs. Robert H. Poole many years 
of happiness and continued usefulness in the service of the eternal 
Kingdom. 

6. That this resolution be made a part of the Minutes of the Session 
of the Saint Pauls Presbyterian Church, a copy to be presented to Fay- 
etteville Presbytery, and a copy thereof be delivered to the Rev. and 
Mrs. Robert H. Poole as a token of Christian affection from a people 
who shall always be the better because of them. 

W. E, Moore, Clerk of Session 

Upon motion by Dr. Louis C. Lamotte this Resolution of Appreciation 
was made a part of the Minutes of Presbytery. 



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INSTALLATIONS: The report of the Committee on installations 
was given by the chairman, Rev. B. E. Dotson. The following order 
was taken for the installations of Rev. John Brothers, Maxton First 
and Rev. Allan Smyth at Bethel and Shiloh: 

To install Rev. Allan Smyth at Bethel June 23, 1968 at 8:00 p.nu 
Rev. Paul L. Hanks to preside; Rev. J. V. C. Summerell to preach; 
Rev. Cheves K. Ligon to charge the minister; Marcus Smith to charge 
the Congregation; with Elders D. J. Dalton, Roscoe Curris and J. H. 
Blythe. 

At Shiloh, June 30, 1968 at 8:00 p.m. Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. to 
preside; Rev. Eugene Ensley topreach; Rev. Louis C. LaMotte to charge 
the minister; Elder Harry Thornburg to charge the congregation; with 
elders O. B. Israel and Neil Sinclair. 

To install Rev. Geo F. Houck at Sherwood Church July 14, 7:30 p.m. 
Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions; Rev. Cheves K. Ligon to preach; Rev. J. Ray Dickens to 
charge the congregation; Elder Clyde Auman to charge the minister, 
with Elders William Bracey of Ashpole Church and Ruth No well of 
Sherwood. 

To install Rev. John A. Brothers, Jr. at the First Presbyterian 
Church of Maxton July 28, 1968 at 8 :00p.m. The parts are not assigned: 
Ministers: Rev. James Appleby, Rev. Cheves K. Ligon, Rev. Louis C. 
LaMotte, Rev. Albert A. Myers. 
Elders: Mr. W. G. Peele, Mr. J. M. Kirkpatrick, Mr. G. P. Henderson. 

Also to participate in the service: Elder John A. Brothers, New 
Orleans Presbytery, 217 Gatehouse Drive East, Apt. E Metairie ; 
La. 70001; Elder G. Everett Bond, 3618 Manton Drive, Lynchburg, Va. 

RESOLUTIONS: The report of the Committee on Resolutions was 
given by Rev. Wm. Hull. The report was adopted as follows: 

Be it resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery at its Three Hundred and 
Fifty-Sixth stated meeting express its appreciation to the congregation 
of the Trinity Presbyterian Church of Laurinburg for the hospitality 
shown to Presbytery on this occasion. Also, that we express our thanks 
to the congregation for the refreshments provided, and to all who 
contributed so greatly to the comfort and convenience to the members 
of Presbytery. 

Be it further resolved that Presbytery express its appreciation 
to St. Andrews Presbyterian College for the excellent dinner served 
at the college and for the hospitality extended to Presbytery by the 
school. 

Be it further resolved that Presbytery express its thanks to the 
Reverend Mr. Bronson Matney of East Carolina University for his 
challenging and thought provoking address on the work of the Campus 
Christian Life Ministry. 

Be it further resolved that Presbytery express its thanks to Mrs. 
H. C. McPherson, President of the Fayetteville Presbyterial, for her 
informative and inspiring talk. 

Respectfully submitted 
Rev. Robert .H. Poole, Chairman 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 275 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS 

Rev„ Cheves Ligon reported his attendance at a meeting where the 
matter of changes in the geographical boundaries of Presbyteries and 
Synods was discussed. He stated that some far reaching proposals will 
be presented later in the proper courts. This was received as infor- 
mation. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE: The report of the Sessional 
Records Committee was given by the Chairman, Rev. W. H. Morrison, 
who reported that several churches had brought Sessional Records 
to be checked. The following motion was presented: 

That the report of the Committee be approved, and that delinquent 
churches be notified by letter giving them 30 days to submit their 
sessional minutes to the chairman of the Committee. This report was 
adopted. 

A motion was presented by Rev. L. B. McKeithen to give Rev. 
Paul Hanks authority to appoint one person to take the place of an in- 
eligible appointee on the Administrative Commission. This motion 
carried and Rev. A. L. Myers name was added in the place of the 
ineligible appointee. 

NEXT MEETING: The Summer Adjourned Meeting of Fayetteville 
Presbytery will be at the College Heights Church, Fayetteville, 2:30 
p.m., July 7, 1968. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes of the Meeting were read 
and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: The Three Hundred and Fifty-Sixth Stated Meeting 
of Fayetteville Presbytery was adjourned, at four fifteen with prayer 
by the Moderator, Rev. Julian Lake. 

Julian Lake, Moderator 
A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 
R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



276 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

PRO RENATA MEETING 

Laurinburg, N.C. 
June 4, 1968 

By order of the Presbyterian Synod of North Carolina, the Presby- 
tery of Fayette ville met after the afternoon Session, June 4th, in the 
auditorium of St. Andrews Presbyterian College and was called to order 
by the Moderator, Rev. Julian Lake, who led the Presbytery in prayer. 

ENROLLMENT: Tthe following ministers were enrolled: C. S. Al- 
bright, Wm. M. Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, G. R. 
Cheney, Rufus A, Cromartie, B. E. Dotson, D. H. Dulin, R. 0. Freeman, 
Dawes Graybeal, Billy H. Herring, Geo. F. Houck, C. William Hull, 
C. Rees Jenkins, L. W. Kessler, Chas. E. Kirkpatrick, Julian Lake, 
C. K. Ligon, Leighton B. McKeithen, Jr., E.D. McMahon, W. H. Morri- 
son, A. A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Richard Park, R. F. Sloop, Robert 
L. Temple, A. C. Trivette, R. L. Turner, Frank C. Wilkinson, W. L. 
Painter. The following churches were enrolled with their respective 
representatives: Ashworth, C. C. Bailey; Big Rockfish, Guy Loftis; 
Bluff, J. C. Carter; Bunnlevel, Roy H. Byrd; Carthage, M. K. Prevost; 
Church in the Pines, James L. Morgan; Comfort, Fred Blount; Eureka, 
John M. Blue; First, Fayetteville; Highland, James S. Harper; Laurel 
Hill, Robert E. Monroe; First, Lumberton, Kenneth McLean; Mac- 
Pherson, David A. Robishaw; McMillan, Gordon C. Williams; Mt. 
Pisgah, Fred McNeill; Sunnyside, R. A. Averitt; Village, William Grain- 
ger. 

The meeting was called to transact the following business: 

1. To receive Rev. Geo. F. Houck from the Presbytery of Winston- 
Salem. 

2. To place the call of the Sherwood Presbyterian Church in his hands. 

3. To arrange for his installation in the Sherwood Church. 

Rev. Cheves Ligon made the motion which prevailed that, since the 
Rev. Geo. F. Houck was being received back into Fayetteville Presby- 
tery, having served previously in our Presbytery, that the examination 
be waived. Mr. Houck was then enrolled as a member of Fayetteville 
Presbytery. 

The following call was found in order, placed into Mr. Houck' s hands 
and accepted by him: From the Sherwood Presbyterian Church to 
Rev. George F. Houck promising an annual salary of $6,000.00; $400.00 
for utilities; M.A.F. dues, Manse; Group Insurance; Thirty days vaca- 
tion. 

The following order was made for Mr. Houck's installation at the 
Sherwood Presbyterian Church July 14, 1968 at 7:30, P.M. Rev. Leigh- 
ton B. McKeithen to preside and propound the constitutional questions; 



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Rev. Cheves Ligon preach the sermon; Rev. J. Ray Dickens to charge 
the congregation; Elder T. Clyde Auman to charge the minister; Elders 
William Bracey and Ruth Norvell. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Fayetteville Presbytery adjourned after prayer led by Rev. Leighton 
B. McKeithen, Jr. 



Julian Lake, Moderator 
A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 



ATTEST: R. S. ARROWOOD, 
STATED CLERK. 



278 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

JULY 1968, ADJOURNED MEETING OF 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N.C. 
July 7, 1968 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in adjourned session, July 7, 1968, 2:30 
P.M., in the College Heights Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, North 
Carolina,, 

Presbytery was led in a period of devotion by the host pastor Rev. 
Robert A. Massey. As a past Moderator, Mr. Massey then called the 
meeting to order. 

Gracious words of welcome were then spoken by Dr. Henry M. Eld- 
ridge. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 

George D. Alexander, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, John A. Bro- 
thers, Jr., Stedman B. Bryan, Jerry R, Cook, Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., 
Rufus A. Cromartis, R. 0. Freeman, Dawes B. Graybeal, Robert G. Hall, 
Billy H, Herring, H. Dewey Herring, Geo. F. Houck, Charles E. Kirk- 
patrick, Julian Lake, Cheves K. Ligon, James B. MacLeod, Robert A. 
Massey, Leighton B, McKeithen, W. H. Morrison, A. A. Myers, Jr., 
W. C. Neill, Dan E. Norman, W, L. Painter, Jr., Robert F. Park, 
Allan Smyth, S. T. Snively, J. V. C. Summerell, Robert L. Temple, 
A. C. Trivette, A. N. Wells, Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. Wilson, J. T. 
Young. 

The following elders were enrolled from their respective churches: 

Bensalem, Arthur Williams; Benson, W. R. Johnson; Bethel, Henry 
E. Bowen; Bethesda, Benjamin W, Wicks; Bluff, E. V. Dawson; Bonnie 
Doone, Fred Welch; Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd; 1st Carthage, Mrs. Myrton 
T. Stewart; Centre, D. L. Mc Arthur; Church in the Pines, Mrs. Getzen 
Mathews; College Heights, William C, Swann; Dunn, William F. Wade; 
Eagle Springs, H. F. Bost; Eureka, T. H. Lingerfeldt; 1st Fayetteville, 
L. L. Rouse; Galatia, Edwin D. Newton; Godwin, T. C. Godwin, Sr.; 
Highland, Kenneth D. Garner; Jackson Springs, Kenneth Blue; Laurel 
Hill, John D. Stewart; Laurinburg, Sam T. Snowdon, Jr.; Lillington, 
Edgar R, Bain; 1st Lumberton, A. T. McLean, Jr.; Maxton, J. M. Kirk- 
patrick; Midway, T. M. McRimmon; Montpelier, Franklin P. McNeill; 
Parkton, G. T. Johnson; Peace, Wayne Smith; Pembroke, William S. 
Mason, Jr.; Phillippi, June Rogers; Raeford, D. F. Mclnnis; Red 
Springs, Duncan McGoogan; Sherwood, Upton Tyson; Shiloh, Harry 
Thornberg; Sunnyside, W. L. Crumpler; Smyrna, J. H. Ray; St. Pauls, 
J. Brown Evans; Unity, Henry T. Barefoot; Vaughn Mem. Ellis R. 
Beard; Westminster, Worth 0. Moore. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 279 

The Stated Clerk, Rev. R. S. Arrowood, declared that a quorum was 
present and Presbytery proceeded to transact the following business: 

1. To examine candidates for ordination 

2. To hear reports of General Assembly Commissioners 

EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused for non-attendance: 
Robert F. Sloop, William Hull, Fred Currie, Howard Gilkeson, Ansley 
Moore and Ben Ferguson, Louis C. Lamotte. 

COMMUNICATIONS: A letter of dismissal was received from Albe- 
marle Presbytery, for James McKinnon. A motion was then heard 
that Mr. McKinnon be examined for ordination. This was adopted. 



REPORTS BY COMMISSIONERS TOTHE GENERAL ASSEMBLY, MEET- 
ING AT MONTREAT, JUNE 1968 

Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, chairman of the Committee of Commis- 
sioners, called for reports from the following: Rev. Stedman Bryan, 
Judicial Business Committee; Elder Duncan McGoogan of Red Springs, 
The Minister and His Work; Rev. H. L. Wilson, Presbyterian Survey; 
Elder John K. McNeill, TRAV; Rev. Julian Lake, Educational Institu- 
tions and Rev. L. B. McKeithen, The Standing Committee of the General 
Council. Reports from the following were read by Mr. McKeithen: 
Elder William P. Saunders, Bills and Overtures and Elder Charles M. 
Speegle, Assembly Operations. 

These reports were received as information and on a motion by Rev. 
Cortez Cooper, these Commissioners were given a rising vote of thanks 
for their faithful attendance and splendid reports. 

COMMITTEE ON EXAMINATIONS: The chairman of the Committee 
on Examinations, Rev. J. V. C.Summerell, presented two candidates for 
examination for ordination, Mr. James McKinnon and Mr. Douglas 
Kelly. Mr. Kelly has completed all his seminary work and will receive 
his B. D. degree in the fall of 1968 when he has completed all his, work 
for the A. B. degree at Wake Forest. 

1. Theses and Exegeses. Rev. Thomas Young reported that both these 
men had done excellent work on these papers in Hebrew. Mr. McKinnon, 
in Isaiah and Mr. Kelly in Amos. This part of the examination was sus- 
tained as satisfactory. 

2. Oral Examinations. Mr. Summerell reported that six members of 
the Examination Committee had examined Mr. Kelly and Mr. McKinnon 
in all areas prescribed by the Book of Church Order and were well 
pleased with the answers given. 

This part of the examination was sustained as satisfactory. 

3. Personal Religious Experience. The Moderator, Rev. Julian 



280 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Lake, asked these men to relate their own experience and the steps that 
led them to enter the ministry. 

This part of the examination was sustained as satisfactory. 

4. Sermons. Sermons were then preached by these men as a part 
of their examination. Mr. Kelly read the High Priestly Prayer of Christ 
from John 17 and spoke on, "The Will of Christ for His People in This 
World Today. " Mr. McKinnon read Psalm 46 and from this Psalm 
he drew, "Comforting Words for Modern Man." 

Appreciation was then expressed to these men for the excellent 
sermons and the examination, as a whole, was sustained. 

A call from the Session of the Raeford Presbyterian Church was read 
to Mr. Kelly. He signified his willingness to accept. At an early date 
he will be given a call by the congregation in order for him to become 
Associate Pastor. 

INSTALLATIONS: The following Commissions were appointed to in- 
stall Mr. Kelly and Mr. McKinnon: 

To ordain and install Mr. Kelly; Ministers: Dr. Robert Sloop, 
Rev. Cortez Cooper, Dr. James Appleby, Dr. John Miller ( visiting 
brother from Central-Missippi Presbytery). Elders: Mr. Neill Mc- 
Fadyen, Mr. Smith Mclnnis, Mr. Haynes Britt, Mr. Kenneth McLean, 
Mr. Rossie Britt, Mr. Mallie Kelly. 

To ordain and install Mr. McKinnon: Sept. 22, 1968, 11:00 A.M. 

Ministers: Rev. J.V.C. Summerell, Dr. James Appleby, Rev. John 
Brothers, Rev. Murphy Smith. Elders: Mr. Andrew G. Williamson, 
Mr. Harrison Williamson, Dr. Duncan Owen, Mr. Murphy McGirt, 
and Mr. John Luther McLean. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: A report from 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work, was read by Mr. Arrow- 
wood, in which the following requests were made: 

1. That Rev. E. Donald McMahan be retired. 

2. That Rev. David Moylan be granted permission to labor as an 
evangelist outside the bounds of Presbytery. 

3. That the following changes in the terms of call from the Eureka 
and Lakeview to Rev. Dan Norman be granted, $350,000 increase annually 
for professional expense from each church. 

This report was adopted. 

The following motion, relative to the above report, was made from 
the floor and adopted by Presbytery: 

That Presbytery instruct the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work to make an annual survey of all ministers on the roll of Pres- 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 281 

bytery and report to Presbytery those not engaged in the active minis- 
try and the reasons for their not being so engaged. 

Motion from the floor: 

That Rev. J. B. MacLeod be allowed to resign from the Committee 
on Examinations, effective immediately, and that he be replaced at the 
next meeting of Presbytery. 

RESOLUTION: Rev. Cheves Ligon gave the following report from the 
Resolutions Committee. The report was adopted. 

Prayerful appreciation is expressed to the pastor, officers, and mem- 
bers of the College Heights Church, for the opening worship, and for 
the beautiful anthem by the choir. The Presbytery notes, with grati- 
tude to God, the progress that has been made by the College Heights 
Church, in the construction of their church buildings and in the growth, 
spirit and outreach of the congregation. 

INTRODUCTIONS: The following were introduced to Presbytery: 
Mr. John M. Walker, III, Summer assistant at the First Presby- 
terian Church of Lumberton. 

Mr. Sam Shumate, student at Union Theological Seminary, Richmond, 
Va., who will be Summer assistant at the Bethesda Church. 

READING OF MINUTES: The minutes were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: The Moderator declared the meeting adjourned and 
claimed the privilege of offering a closing prayer. 

Presbytery adjourned to meet at the Flat Branch Presbyterian 
Church October 1, 1968 at 9:30 a.m. 

Rev. Julian Lake, Moderator 
A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 
Robert S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



282 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Southern Pines, N. C. 
August 4, 1968 

The Presbytery of Fayette ville met in called session at the Browns on 
Memorial Presbyterian Church on August 4, 1968 at 2:30, P.M. 

Owing to the absence of the Moderator, the meeting was called 
to order by Past Moderator B.E. Dotson, who led the Presbytery in 
prayer. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: R. S. Arrow- 
ood, Vance Baucom, John A. Brothers, Jr., G.R. Cheney, Jr., Cortez A. 
Cooper, Jr., B.E. Dotson, Dawes Graybeal, Douglas Kelley, C.K. Ligon, 
David A . McLean, W.C.Neill. W.L. Painter, Jr., A.C. Trivette, Stedman 
Bryan. 

The following Churches were enrolled with their respective repres- 
entatives: ^Bensalem, Carson Flinchum; Cameron Hill, Gilbert Brown; 
Carthage, M.T. Stewart; Culdee, Coy McKenzie; Elise, Roy L. Harris; 
Highland, Edward B. Hope; Jackson Springs, A.H, McCall; Laurel 
Hill, John D. Stewart 1st Maxton, D.A. McRae; Midway, Pickett L. 
Loftin; Pembroke, T.E. Maness; Priest Hill, Elliot Paterson; Raeford, 
Clarence Lytch; West End, David H. Wilson. 

CALL READ: The following call for the meeting was read and found 
in order: 

The Constitutional Requirements having been met, Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery is hereby called to meet attheBrownson Memorial Presbyterian 
Church, Southern Pines, N.C. on Sunday, August 4, 1968 at 2:30 , P.M., 
to transact the following business, if the way be clear: 

To authorize the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery to transfer 
the title deed of the Elise Presbyterian Church of Robbins, N.C. 
from the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery to the Trustees of the 
Elise Presbyterian Church. 

The following were excused for non-attendance: James Appleby, 
Fred Currie, and Louis C. LaMotte. 

The following Resolution was adopted: 

Whereas, on December 17, 1923, the trustees of Elise Presbyterian 
Church in Moore County, North Carolina, executed a deed to the trus- 
tees of Fayetteville Presbytery conveying church property at the corner 
of Church Street and Middleton Street, which deed was recorded in 
book 92, page 46, Moore County Registry, and 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 283 

Wheras, the Elise Presbyterian Church, by its authorized officers, 
has requested that the property be returned and reconveyed to the 
trustees of Elise Presbyterian Church in order that a loan may be 
negotiated and the property improved; 

IT IS THEREFORE RESOLVED that the trustees of Fayetteville 
Presbytery be and they are hereby authorized and directed to execute 
a trustees deed conveying said property to the trustees of Elise 
Presbyterian Church. 

THIS RESOLUTION, passed and adopted by Fayetteville Presbytery 
on August 4, 1968. R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 

The minutes of the meeting were read and approved. The meeting 
adjourned with prayer, led by Rev. Richard Park. 

A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk, 

B. E. Dotson, Moderator. 

Attest: R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk. 



284 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-SEVENTH MEETING 
OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Bunnlevel, N.C. October 1, 1968 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and Fifty-Seventh 
Stated Meeting at the Flat Branch Presbyterian Church on October 
1, 1968 at 9:30 A.M. Presbytery was called to order by the former 
Moderator, Rev. Paul Hanks and was led in prayer by Rev. Stedman 
Bryan, the host pastor. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery was then led in a service of the 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by Rev. Stedman Bryan, pastor of 
the host church. Mr. Bryan was assisted by the elders of the church. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled; 

C. S. Albright, James Appleby, R.S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, H. 
Hoover Bear, Burris M. Bender, John A, Brothers, Jr c , Lawrence 
C. Calhoun, A.D. Carswell, George R. Cheney, Jr., Jerry R. Cook, 
Cortez A. Cooper, Jr.,Rufus A.Cromartie»FredCurrie, James Dellert, 
B.E. Dotson, Eugene C. Ensley, Ben Ferguson, W.K. Fitch, Jr., R.O. 
Freeman, H.W. Gilkeson, Dawes Graybeal, Robert G. Hall, Paul Hanks, 
Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey Herring, Charles J. Hollingsworth, Geo. 
F. Houck, C. William Hull, C.Rees Jenkins, Peter M. Jorgenson, Lawr- 
ence, W. Kessler, C.W # Kimbrough, Chas. E. Kirkpatrick. , Louis 
C. LaMotte, C.K, Ligon, R.A, Massey, Jr., A. Douglas McArn, James 
MacKenzie, James B. McLeod, Leighton B. McKeithen, James Mc- 
Kinnon, A. Jackson Morrison, W.H. Morrison, A, A. Myers, W.C. Neill, 
Julian D. Nesselrodt, Dan E. Norman, W.L. Painter, Jr., Robert 
F. Park, Larry Parker, R.L. Prince, R.F. Sloop, Allan Smyth, S.T. 
Snively, John S. Steele, J.V.C. Summerell, Robert L. Temple, Alton 
C. Trivette, Robert L. Turner, R.M. Urie, A.N. Wells, Frank C. 
Wilkinson, Henry L. Willis, H.L. Wilson, J. Tom Young. 

The following elders were enrolled from their respective churches: 

Antioch. W.B. McDairmid; Ashpole, S.W. Butler; Ashworth, C.C. 
Bailey; Barbecue, Cary Howard; Bensalem, Henry Morrison; Benson, 
H.J. Woodallr Bethesda. B.W. Wicks ; Big Rockfish, Guy Loftin; Bluff, 
James McN. Williams; Browson Mem., Walter E. Blue; Bunnlevel, 
Roy H. Byrd; Cameron Hill, Neill C. Cameron; Cameron, A.L. Keith; 
Carthage, Joe A. Caddell; Centre, Carl S. Gentry; Church in the Pines, 
L.E. Calhoun; Church of the Covenant, John A. Shepherdson; Culdee, 
H.H. McKenzie; Cypress, Charles R. Pope; Dunn. Billy Wade; Ebenezer, 
Kirkland Ennis; Ephesus, Colin Black; Erwin, R.S. Kelly; Eureka, 
Joe W. Blue; Flat Branch, V. Craig Smith; Fayetteville First, L.L. 
Rouse; Galatia, Edwin D. Newton; Godwin, James M. Mclntyre; Grove, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 285 

Ernest Tart; Highland, Kenneth Garner; Jackson Springs, O.F. Currie; 
Laurel Hill, Jas. P, McKinnon; Laurinburg, H.W, Vandersall; Leaflet, 
D.P. Ray, Jr., Lillington, W.H. Randall; Lumber Bridge, Roger F. 
Hall; Lumberton First, Will Lennon; Manly, H.H. Brooks, Maxton First, 
M.F. McGirt; McMillan, W.C.R. Williams; McPherson, John F. Mc- 
Fadyen; Midway, Alex McGill; Montpelier, W.C. Covington; Mt. 
Pisgah, W.A. Buie, Olivia, D.E. Graham; Palestine, J.W. McPhaul; 
Peace, F.M. Powell; Pembroke, R.B. Britt; Priest Hill, Irvin Priest; 
Raeford, Neill McFadyen; Raven Rock, J.C. Cummings; Red Springs, 
A.S. McKeithen; Rowland, C. J. Cottingham, Jr., Sherwood, J. W. 
Dawson; Shiloh, Fred Riley; Smyrna, Archie L. Mclntyre; St. Pauls, 
W.E. Moore; Sunnyside, Lonnie Owen; Unity, Worth Thornton; Vass, 
Dallas Jackson; Vaughn Mem., Ellis R. Beard; West End, J. Hawley 
Poole; Westmister, William P. Dunn. 

The Stated Clerk, Rev. R.S. Arrowood reported that a quorum was 
present and Presbytery proceeded to the business of the day. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused from 
attending: Ray Dickens, CM. Gibbs, W.S. Golden, Douglas Kelly, 
Ansley Moore, Richard Park, Robert Poole, Grant Sharp , C.M. Voyles, 
Wm. A. Alexander, Leslie Bullock, Richard A. Parks. 

A motion was then presented by Rev. Howard Gilkeson to have the 
names of those wishing to be excused, sent in to the Stated Clerk 
ahead of time of convening of Presbytery. 

Motion Carried. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS: Rev. 
Robert Park was elected Moderator and Ellis R. Beard and James 
Mclntyre were elected Temporary Clerks. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS: The Moderator appointed the follow- 
ing Standing Committee on Resolutions: John Steele, Chairman, Rev. 
George Houck, R.S. Kelly. 

PROGRAM: Rev. Stedman Bryan presented the docket of Presbytery, 
which was amended and adopted as the Program for this meeting. 

WELCOME: Presbytery was welcomed to the Flat Branch Church by 
Elder Edwin Bain. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications were disposed of: 

1. Invitation from Highland Church 

2. From G. A. for voting on plan of union. 

3. From G.A. calling Oct. 27, 1968 to be day of Fasting & Prayer. 



286 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

4. Regarding proposed amendments. Moderator to appoint a com- 
mittee to study this matter and report at the next meeting. 

5. From Dr. Harold Dudley pertaining to a directive from the 
G. A. regarding unexcused attendance at the meetings of Higher Courts. 

6. Reports of Commissions on Installations were received and 
admitted to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. Allan Symthe as pastor of the Bethel Presbyterian Church met 
at the church at 8:00 P.M., on June 23, 1968. The following were 
present: Ministers: Rev* Cheves Ligon, Rev. Paul Hanks and Rev. 
J.V.C. Summerell. Ruling Elders: John K. McNeill, Hollie Blythe, 
Dollie Dalton and Roscoe Currie. 

The meeting was opened with prayer by Rev. Cheves Ligon. 
Rev. Paul Hanks was elected Chairman and John K. McNeill 
Jr. Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation 
of the church. Rev. Paul Hanks presided and propounded the consti- 
tutional questions. Rev. J.V.C. Summerell preached the sermon. 
Rev. Cheves Ligon charged the minister. John K. McNeill Jr. charged 
the congregation. Rev. Allen Symthe was declared duly elected and 
installed as pastor of the Bethel Church according to the Book of 
Church Order. The service was concluded with the benedication by the 
newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted 
and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Paul L. Hanks Chairman 
John K. McNeill, Jr. Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Allan Smyth as pastor of the Shiloh Presbyterian Church met at the 
church at 8:00 P.M., on June 20, 1968. The following were present: 
Ministers; Rev. Cortez Cooper, Rev. Eugene Earley and Rev. Louise 
Lamotte. Ruling Elders: Mr. Ralph Wade, Mr. Harvey Thornburg, 
Mr. O.B. Israel, and Mr. Neil Sinclair. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. Rev. Cortez Cooper was elected Chairman and Eugene Easley 
Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. 
Rev. Cortez Cooper presided and propounded the constitutional ques- 
tions. Rev. Eugene Easley preached the sermon. Rev. Louis Lammotte 
charged the minister. Rev. Ralph Wade charged the congregation. Rev. 
Allan Smyth was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the 
Shiloh Presbyterian Church according to the Book of Church Order. 
The service was concluded with the benedication by the newly installed 
minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Com- 
mission was adjourned with prayer. 

Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. Chairman 
Rev. Eugene Easly, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install 
Rev. G. F. Houck as pastor of the Sherwood Presbyterian Church met 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 287 

at the church at 7:30 P.M., on July 14, 1968. The following were present: 
Ministers: Rev. L.B. McKeithen, Rev. J.R, Dickens and Rev. C.K. 
Ligon. Ruling Elders: T.C. Auman, Miss Ruth Novell and W.B. Bracey. 
The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. L.B. McKeithen was elected 
Chairman and W.B. Bracey Clerk. The Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. Rev. L.B. McKeithen presided and pro- 
pounded the constitutional questions. Rev. C.K. Ligon preached the 
sermon. Mr. T.C. Auman charged the minister. Rev. J.R. Dickens 
charge ruling Elder Miss Ruth Nowell made the Installation Prayer 
to the congregation. Rev. Geo. F. Houck was declared duly elected 
and installed as pastor of the Sherwood Presbyterian Church ac- 
cording to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with 
the benedication by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

Leighton B, McKeithen Jr. Chairman 
W.B. Bracey Clerk. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
John A. Brothers as pastor of the Maxton Presbyterian Church met at 
the church at 7:30 P.M., on July 28, 1968. The following were present: 
Ministers: Dr # Louis C. Lamotte, Dr. James Appleby and Dr. Che vis 
K. Ligon. Ruling Elders: G.P. Henderson, J.M. Kirkpatrick AND 
G.E. Band of Appatamatax Presbytery, Virginia Father-in-law of the 
Pastor. The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. Louis Lamotte was 
elected Chairman and J. M. Kirkpatrick Clerk. The Commission then 
met with the congregation of the Church. Dr. Lamotte presided and 
propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. Appleby preached the 
sermon. Dr. Appleby charged the minister. Dr. Ligon charged the 
congregation. Rev. John A. Brothers was declared duly elected ind 
installed as pastor of the Maxton Church according to the Book of 
Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction bythe 
newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted 
and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Louis C. Lamotte Chairman 
J. M. Kirkpatrick Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to ordain 
Mr. Douglas Floyd Kelly in the Raeford Presbyterian Church met at 
the church at 7:45 P.M., on July 14, 1968. The following wee present: 
Ministers: Rev. Robert F. Sloop, Rev. James Appleby and Rev. Cortez 
A. Cooper, Jr. Ruling Elders: Mr. Haynes Britt (Brownson Memorial 
Church), Mr. Rossie B. Britt (Pembroke Church), Mr. Malcolm 
Kelly (Union Church), Mr. Neill L. McFadyen (Raeford Church), 
Mr. A, Smith Mclnnis (Philippi Church) and Mr. Kenneth McLean 
(Lumberton Church). The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. 
Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. was elected Chairman and Neill L. McFadyen 
Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. 
Rev. Cortez A. Cooper, Jr. presided and propounded the constitu- 



288 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

tional questions. Rev. Robert F. Sloop preached the sermon. Rev. 
James Appleby charged the minister. Elder Kenneth McLean charged 
the congregation. Rev. Douglas F. Kelly was declared duly ordained. 
The Session of the Church then installed the Rev. Mr. Kelly as assistant 
pastor of the Raeford Presbyterian Church. Both the ordination by this 
Commission and the installation by the Session were according to the 
Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction 
by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission wree 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Cortez A, Cooper, Jr. Chairman 
Neill L. McFadyen Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to ordain and 
install Rev. James Hawley McKinnon, Jr. as Associate pastor of the 
First Presbyterian Church met at the church at 10:30 a.m., on Sept- 
ember 22, 1968. The following were present: Ministers: The Reverend 
J.V. Cosby Summerell, Th. M., Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, 
Fayetteville, North Carolina. The Reverend James M. Appleby, D.D., 
Professor of Evangelism and Director of Field Work, Union Theo- 
logical Seminary, Richmond, Virginia. The Reverend J. Murphy Smith, 
Th. M., Pastor, First Presbyterian Church, New Bern, North Carolina. 
The Reverend John A. Brothers, Jr., Th.M., Pastor, First Presbyterian 
Church, Maxton, North Carolina. Ruling Elders: Dr. Duncan Shaw 
Owen, Ruling Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, North 
Carolina* Mr. Harrison H. Williamson, Ruling Elder, First Pres- 
byterian Church, Laurinburg, North Carolina. Mr. John Luther McLean 
Ruling Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Lumberton, North Carolina. 
Mr. Murphy McGirt, Ruling Elder, First Presbyterian Church, Maxton, 
North Carolina. The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. James M. 
Appleby was elected Chairman and Mr. Murphy McGirt Clerk. The 
Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. The Rev- 
erend J. Murphy Smith presided and propounded the constitional ques- 
tions. Dr. James M. Appleby preached the sermon. Mr. J.V. C. 
Summerell charged the minister. Mr. John A. Brothers, Jr. charged 
the congregation. Rev. James Hawley McKinnon, Jr. was declared duly 
elected and installed as Associate pastor of the First Presbyterian 
Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service was con- 
cluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The min- 
utes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was ad- 
journed with prayer. 

James Appleby, Chairman 
Murphy McGirt, Clerk 

REPORTS: PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Mr. Harvey Oliver, Chairman, 
presented the report of Presbytery's Council. The Report with its 
recommendations was adopted and is as follows: 

The Council reports that Ace Parker has given the Presbytery a 
Kodak Carousel Slide Projector, a very valuable gift. We express 
our deep appreciation for this gift. It is available to churches for their 
use. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 289 

The Council met on September 10th, and heard the reports of the 
major committees which are to be presented to Fayetteville Presbytery 
at the Fall Meeting. The Council gave general approval to all the 

reports Since the Meeting, it has been learned that an anonymous 

contributor has offered $50,000. to Camp Monroe as a challange gift, 
and the gift is contingent upon the Presbytery raising an additional 
$50,000. before Sept. 12th, 1969, —one year from the date of the 
challenge. The Council would have acted enthusiastically and decisively 
both to offer its gratitude to God and to the anonymous giver, and to 
refer this offer to the Camp Monroe Fund Raising Committee for im- 
plementation, if it had known about the offer when it met. The Council 
did act to ask the Camp Monroe Campaign Committee to make a second 
attempt to increase the pledges and giving of our churches in the current 
campaign for $160,000. for improvements at the Camp. With only 
about one half of our churches responding with pledges or contribu- 
tions to date, and with the amount received or pledged less than one- 
half of the total needed, it is urgent that a second effort be made. 

The Council received the directives handed down from the Synod. 
Synod asked the Presbyteries to study the recommendation on future 
BOUNDARIES. The Council has asked Rev. R.S. Arrowood to make 
a presentation on this proposal today. Council has also asked Dr. 
Cheves Ligon to make a verbal report on the changes that would take 
effect if and when the Presbyterian Church, U.S., merges with the 
RCA Church. This will be done sometime today. 

Recommendations: 

1. That Rev. B.E. Dotson be elected chairman of the Nominations 
Committee. That Chaplain C.R. Jenkins and Eld. R.D. McMillan, Jr., 
be elected to the Nominating Committee, Class of 1972. 

2. That beginning in 1969, the Nominating Committee nominate 
eight teaching elders and right ruling elders as commissioners to 
the General Assembly. (Now 12) 

3. That the Women of the Church be commended for receiving 
an offering for TRAV, which was the 1968 Birthday Offering, exceeded 
only by Mecklenburg Presbytery in the Synod. 

4. That the annual salary of the Stated Clerk be increased from 
$500. to $720. 

5. That Presbytery tax be increased from $.80 to $1.00 per 
capita, as of January 1, 1969. 

Respectfully Submitted, 

Harvey Oliver, Chairman 



290 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

PRESBYTERY'S SENIOR HIGH COUNCIL: Rev. Peter Jorgensen 
presented the report of Presbytery's Youth Subcommittee, for Jimmy 
McMillan, Moderator of Presbytery's Youth Council. The report 
was received as information and the following recommendation was 
adopted: 

The Presbytery's Subcommittee would like to recommend to the 
Churches of Fayetteville Presbytery that a Sunday in 1968 be designated 
as YOUTH SUNDAY. The committee at its Fall Planning Retreat 
chose as the theme to emphasize on Youth Sunday: 

"The Renovation of Camp Monroe in order to strengthen its role 
in the ministry to youth." 

ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION FOR FAIRMONT CHURCH: 
Rev. Cortez Cooper reported on the progress of the Commission 
in administering the affairs of the Fairmont Church until the time 
when they will have a duly installed Session to take this responsibility. 
The report was received as information. 

STEWARDSHIP: Mr. Frank McNeill, Chairman of the Stewardship 
Committee, gave the Committee's report. Dr. Nat K.Reiney, Director, 
Barium Springs Home for Children was introduced. He spoke of the 
program of the Home with its problems and some results. The report 
was received as information and the following budget was adopted for 
1969. 






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291 



PROPOSED BUDGET FOR 1969 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES: 



World Missions 


$67,292. 


19.72% 


National Ministries 


22,693. 


6.65 


Christian Education 


10,305. 


3.02 


Annuities and Relief 


9,742. 


2.86 


General Fund Agencies 


20,611. 


6.04 


Inter-Church Agencies 


301. 
$130,944. 


.09 




38.38% 






Advance: 


SYNOD CAUSES: 




$13,094. 


Church Extension 


$4,883 


1.43% 


Presbyterian Home 


10,203 


2.99 


Children's Home 


15,564 


4.56 


Christian Education 


8,443 


2.48 


Guidance Program 


3,764 


1.10 


Educational Institutions 


46,681 


13.68 


Campus Christian Life 


10,640 


3.12 


Inter-Church Relations 


1,241 


.37 


Contingent Salary Fund 


305 

$101,724 


.09 




29.82% 






Advance: 






$10,172. 


PRESBYTERY CAUSES: 






Church Extension 


$50,000. 


14.66% 


Office 


20,000. 


5.86 


Manse 


2,500. 


.73 


Higher Education 


200 


.06 


Christian Education 


4,125 


1.21 


Camp Monroe 


30,600. 


8.97 


Candidates 


760. 


.22 


Church and Society 


300. 
$108,485. 


.09 




31.80% 


GRAND TOTAL 




100.00% 



To Assembly: $130,944. 
To Synod: 101,724. 

To Presbytery: 108,485 



$341,153. 



38.38% 
29.82 
31.80 

100.00% 



292 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

NONIMATIONS: Rev. L.B. McKeithen, Jr. gave the report of the 
Committee on Nominations. The report was adopted as follows: 

NOMINATIONS 

STATED CLERK: 

That Rev, R.S. Arrowwod be re-elected, CLASS 1972 

TRUSTEES: 

FAYETTEVILLE PRSSBYTERY: 

That Mr. Edward B. Hope be re-elected, CLASS 1971 

DAVIDSON COLLEGE: 

That Mr. R.S. Kelly be re-elected, CLASS FALL 1972, 

LEBANON CHURCH CEMETERY: 

That Mr. W.A. Johnson be re-elected, CLASS 1971. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: 

That Mr. W.E. Blue, Southern Pines, be elected CLASS 1972. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

That Mr. Lamont Brown, Southern Pines, be elected CLASS 197^ 

WORLD MISSIONS: 

That Mr. Peter Cromartie, Fayetteville, be elected CLASS 
1972, and named Chairman. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 

That Mr. E. Hervey Evans, Sr., Laurinburg, be elected CLASS 
1972, and named Chairman. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

That Mr. Don Cashwell, Hope Mills; Mr. James McNeill Williams, 
Fayetteville; Rev. S.T. Snively, Mrs. Donald Humphries, Shannon; Mrs. 
J.C. Andrews, Dunn; Mrs. Myrton Stewart, Carthage, be elected CLASS 
1972, also Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie and Rev. H. Hooker Bear. 

That Rev. William Painter be re-elected, CLASS 1972. 

That Rev. James McKinnon succeed Rev. Julian Lake, CLASS 
1971; that Kev. W.C. Neill succeed Mr. L.T. Miller, CLASS 1971. 
That Rev. Peter Jorgenson succeed Rev # George Alexander, CLASS 
1970; that Miss Jennie Wyatt, Fayetteville, succeed Mrs. Duncan 
Morton, CLASS 1970; and that Mrs. Rodger Decker, Laurinburg, succeed 
Mr. McMurray McKellar, CLASS 1970. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: ' 

That Rev. John Brothers and Mr. W.R. Dulin, Laurel Hill, be , 
elected CLASS 1972. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 293 

That Mr. Brothers be named Chairman. 

CHURCH EXTENSION: 

That Mr. Ben White, Maxton; Mr. Crawford McKethan, Fayetteville; 
Mr. Joe Mass, Fayetteville; Rev. Grant Sharp and Rev. Fred Currie 
be elected CLASS 1972. 

that Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick, CLASS 1971, be named Chairman. 

ASSEMBLY ANDSYNDO'S AGENCIES: 

That Mrs. Kathleen Cook, Fayetteville and Rev. Frank Smith 
be elected CLASS 1972. 

WOMEN'S WORK: 

That Mrs. John Nance, Fayetteville, be elected CLASS 1972. 

STEWARDSHIP: 

That Rev. Eugene Ensley, Mr. Dan McDonald, Pinehurst, Mr. 
Harold Stutts, Fayetteville, be elected CLASS 1972. 

That Mr. A.C. Parker, Fayetteville, be re-elected, CLASS 1972. 

CHURCH AND SOCIETY: 

That Mr. William F. Wade, Dunn, and Rev. William Hull be elected 
CLASS 1972. 

That Rev. Allan Smyth, CLASS 1971, be named Chairman. 



CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY: 

That Mr. June S. Johnson, Jr., Raeford; and Rev. Robert Temple 
be elected, CLASS 1972. 

That Mr. Edward Byrd, Bunnlevel, be re-elected CLASS 1972. 

That Rev. George Cheney succeed Rev. Dewey Herring, CLASS 
1971. 

That Rev. A.N. Wells, CLASS 1970, be named Chairman. 

PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

That Mr. William O. Cameron, Dunn, be elected, CLASS 1972. 

INSTALLATIONS: 

That Rev. C.S. Albright and Rev. Robert Turner, be elected 
CLASS 1972. 

MANUAL OF PRESBYTERY: 

That Mr. John Sloan, Aberdeen, be elected CLASS 1972. 

That Rev. R.S. Arrowood be elected CLASS 1972, and named 
Chairman. 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 

That Rev. John Steele be elected CLASS 1972. 



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CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

That Dr. David Drake, Fayetteville, be elected CLASS 1972. 

That Mf. R.S. Taylor, Lillington, be re-elected, CLASS 1972. 

That Dr. Duncan S. Owen, Fayettevile, CLASS 1970, be named 
Chairman. 

EXAMINATIONS: 
THEOLOGY: 

That Rev. John Brothers be elected, CLASS 1972. 
SACRAMENTS: 

That Rev. George Houck be elected, CLASS 1972. 
CHURCH GOVERNMENT: 

That Rev. A.N. Wells be elected, CLASS 1972. 
ENGLISH BIBLE: 

That Rev. Bill Herring be elected, CLASS 1972. 
THESIS AND EXEGESIS: 

That Rev. Tom Young be re-elected, CLASS 1972. 

HISTORICAL MATTERS: 

That Rev. James MacKenzie be re-elected, CLASS 1972, and be 
named Chairman. 

That the Permanent Committee on Ministers' Salaries be discontinued 
and that any duties be remanded to the Commission on the Minister 
and His work. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Leighton McKeithen, Jr., Chairman 

COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: From the list 
of nomineess presented by the Nominating Committee, the following 
were elected Commissioners to the 1969 meeting of the General 
Assembly: 

PRINCIPALS 



MINISTERS: 



RULING ELDERS: 



Dr. James Appleby 
R. F. Sloop 
Billy Herring 
A* A. Myers 



james NcNeill Williams 
Ben Wicks 
Lamont Brown 
J. Benton McLeod 



ALTERNATES 



Dr. Ansley C # Moore 
Charles Hollingsworth 
Grant Sharp 
S.T. Snively 



D. C. Holder 
Hubert V. McRae 
Gattis Thomas 
Hobson Tucker 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 295 

Rev. J.V.C. Summerell presented the following motion which was 
adopted: 

"That this Presbytery endorse Dr. James Appleby for Moderator 
of the General Assembly." 

CHANGES IN EVENT OF UNION WITH REFORMED CHURCH OF 
AMERICA: Dr. Cheves Ligon, Exectuive Secretary, reported on the 
changes to be expected in the event of union with the Reformed Church 
of America. Th report was received as information. The following 
motion, introductd by Rev. L.B. McKeithen, was adopted: 

"That popular meetings be arranged by Presbytery's Council 
to discuss the Proposed Plan of Union" 

WORLD MISSIONS: Rev. Eugene Ensley took the chair in order for the 
Moderator to give the report on World Missions. The report with its 
recommendations was adopted as follows: 

The World Mission Conference was held in Montr eat July 25-31. 
Chairmen of Synods, Presbyterys and Presbyterials were guests of 
the World Mission Board, I am grateful for the opportunity to attend 
and for the rich and rewarding experience. 

The recent General Assembly has selected October 6, Worldwide 
Communion Sunday, as the date to receive an offering to provide 
food in the name of Christ for the world's hungry. A film entitled 
"H-H Factor" is available free to all churches. Those who have not 
had an opportunity to see it may secure it from TRAV by wirting three 
weeks prior to date of expected use. 

The 1968 General Assembly has set Reformation Sunday, October 
27, as a day of Prayer and Fasting for renewal of the Church through 
the Holy Spirit. Individuals are requested to take this call with the 
utmost seriousness. 

In cooperation with the Committee on Church Extension a Joint 
Witness Workshop has been arranged for our Presbytery for Sunday, 
October 27. It will be held in the Raeford Presbyterian Church from 
2:30 to 5:30 P.M. This Workshop is for the purpose of assisting the 
local churches in preparing for the Joint Witness Season, January 
through March 1969. 

A limited number of missionaries are available for itineration in 
our Presbyteries. The Rev. and Mrs. J. A. Mc Alpine, missionaries 
to Japan, have been assigned to Fayetteville Presbytery for February 
9-14, 1969. Miss Doris Moore, missionary to the Congo, is to be in our 
Presbytery February 16-20, 1969. Inasmuch as the total number 
of days missionaries will be available is eleven we may select central 
areas and encourage other churches to attend these meetings. Detailed 
information will be mailed to all ministers as soon as possible. 

The ninth Quadrennial Convention for students and young adults, ages 
18-24, will be held December 27-31, 1968,. in Atlanta, Georgia. This 
Convention is authorized by the General Assembly. 



296 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Rec ommendations : 

1. That churches receive an offering to help halt hunger on October 

6 or some other subsequent date. 

2. That our churches urge individuals to observe October 27, as a 
day of Prayer and Fasting. 

3. That our church leaders avail themselves of the opportunities 
provided by the Joint Witness Workshop to the end all our churches 
in our Presbytery will have an effective Joint Witness Season. 

4. That all people in our Presbytery make an effort to hear a mis- 
sionary speak during the year. 

5. That the youth of our churches be informed of the Quadrennial 
Convention and be encouraged to attend. 

6. That Sessions be urged to provide scholarships for youth to attend 
the Quadrennial Convention. 

Respectfully submitted 
Robert F. Park, Chairman 

CHURCH EXTENSION: Rev. Eugene C. Ensley, Chairman, of the 
Committee on Church Extension gave the report which was received 
as information. The following recommendations were adopted: 

1. That the name of the Church Extension Committee be changed 
to National Ministries Committee. 

2. That churches requesting financial assistance for 1969 submit their 
requests to Presbytery's Office by November 1, 1968. 

INTRODUCTIONS: The following were introduced to Presbytery: 
James Dellert, new minister at Brownson Memorial Church; Jackson 
Morrison, new minister at the Montpelier Church; Dr. Frank Baker, 
retired, Concord Presbytery; Dr. and Mrs. Lawrence Calhoun, retired 
missionaries; David Moylan, hospital chaplain, now living in Atlanta; 
William R. Atkinson, the High Point Home. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH: Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 
after being led in prayer by Rev. Chaire Albright. 

RECONVENE: The Moderator called the meeting to order for the 
afternoon session at 1:30. 

MODERATOR NOMINEE: Elder Frank McNeill was nominated as 
Moderator for the next Stated meeting of Presbytery. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 297 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: Rev. Robert Hall, 
Chairman, gave the report of the Commission on the Minister and 
his work. The report with its recommendations was adopted as follows: 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery, the Commission has 

1. Counseled with the pastoral committees of allpastorless churches. 

2. Dissolved the relationship of Brownson Memorial Church with 
Dr. Julian Lake, and of Vaughn Memorial Church with Rev. George 
Alexander. 

(Dr. Lake was granted a letter of transfer to Congaree Presbytery, 
where he is now serving the Shandon Church in Columbia, S.C. 
Mr. Alexander was granted a letter of transfer to Albemarle 
Presbytery and is now pastor of the West New Bern Church. 

3. Approved the following calls: 

Montpelier Church to Rev. A. Jackson Morrison, Brownson 
Memorial to Rev. James R. Dellert, Fayetteville First to 
to Rev. James McKinnon as Associate Pastor. 

The Commission recommends that the Reverends Jackson Morrison 
and James Dellert be examined for membership into Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery and that pending satisfactory examinations commissions be ap- 
pointed to install them as pastors of the Churches to which they have 
been called. 

Respectfully submitted, 

Robert G. Hall, Chairman 



The call of Mr. James McKinnon as Associate Pastor of The First 
Church of Fayetteville was read, accepted by Mr. McKinnon, and ap- 
proved by Presbytery* 



The call of the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville which 
was presented to Mr. McKinnon and accepted by him is as follows: 
Salary $6,000, M.A.F. Manse, Hospitalization, month's vacation, auto 
allowance $900. utilities $600. 

The call of the Montpelier Church to Mr. A. Jackson Morrison 
and accepted by him is as follows: salary $4,500; auto expnese $1,200. 
utilities, $500. Books $100. Furniture 200.; M.A.F. Hospitalization; 
one month's vacation; moving expense. 

The following call from the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church 
to Rev. James R. Dellert was placed in his hands and accepted by him: 



298 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Salary $9,500. M.A.F. Auto expense $1800. manse and utilities. Moving 
expense. 

Terms of call as Assistant Pastor of the Raeford Presbyterian 
Church for the Rev. Douglas F, Kelly Salary $5,400.00; Rent and 
utilities $2,000.00; Car expense $800.00; Books and periodicals $120.00; 
M.A.F.; 4 weeks vacation; Life and hospital insurance. 

Certificates of transfer having been received from their former 
Presbyteries (Mr. Morrison from Mecklenburg and Mr. Dellert from 
Wilmington) Mr. Morrison and Mr. Dellert were examined according 
the Book of Church Order, the examination was sustained as a whole 
and they were enrolled as members of Fayetteville Presbytery. The 
following Commissions were appointed to install: 

Mr. Morrison at the Montpelier Church, Wagram. October 20 at 
3:00 P.M. 



COMMISSION TO INSTALL 

Reverend Alex Jackson Morrison, Pastor of the Montpelier Presby- 
terian Church, on Sunday, October 20, 1968, at 3:00 o'clock p.m. 



To serve as Chairman: 

To preach the Sermon: 

To deliver the charge to the Pastor: 

To deliver the charge to 
the Congregation: 



Dr. Cheves K. Ligon 

Dr. Albert N. Wells 

Reverend Alton C. Trivette 

Reverend Benjamin F. Ferguson 



MEMBERS OF THE COMMISSION: MINISTERS: Reverend Benjamin 
F. Ferguson, Dr. Cheves K. Ligon, Reverend Alton C. Trivette, and Dr. 
Albert N. Wells. 



RULING ELDERS: 

NAME 

W. C. Covington 
A. C. Mclnnis 
John A. McKay II 
Frank P. McNeill 
C. F. Murray, Sr. 
J, H. Peden 
S. J. Womble 
L, E. Calhoun 



ADDRESS CHURCH 

Wagram, N. C. 28396 Montpelier 

P.O. Box 23, Wagram, N.C. 28396 Montpelier 

P.O. Box 267, Wagram, N. C. 28396 Montpelier 

P.O. Box 64, Wagram, N.C. 28396 Montpelier 

P.O. Box 56, Wagram, N.C. 28396 Montpelier 

P.O. Box 25, Wagram, N.C. 28396 Montpelier 

P.O. Box 326, Wagram, N.C. 28396 Montpelier 

Route 4, Laurinburg, N.C. Church In The Pines 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 299 

Mr. Dellert at Brownson Memorial, Southern Pines. Oct. 6, 1968. 

Commission to install Rev. James R, Dellert as pastor of the Brown- 
son Memorial Presbyterian Church, Oct. 6, 1969at7:00, P.M. To Pre- 
side and Propound the Constitutional Questions, Rev. Wm. L. Painter; 
To Preach the Sermon, Rev. J.V.C. Summerell. To Charge the Pastor, 
Rev. James McKinnon. To Charge the Congregation, Elder Kyle Ban- 
nerman of the Westminster Presbyterian Church, Wilmington, N.C. 
With elders A, C. Parker, Clyde Auman and Benjamin Wicks. 



PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: The report of the Committee on Pres- 
byterian Survey was given by Rev. Frank Wilkinson. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations were adpoted: 



RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That, since the official publication has as its purpose the undergirding 
of our Church's ministry, through a magazine which 

-discusses and clarifies issues; 

-unifies and strengthens our denomination; 

interprets and supports our Presbyterian beliefs, actions, & 

Missions; 
-helps members see the relevance of the Gospel to everyday 

problems; 

-helps members apply their faith to the life of today; 
-helps life members' vision beyond the local church; 
brings the church into every home monthly; 
-and costs less than 9£ monthly per family, 

All non-subscribing churches consider a new the benefits of enrolling 
in the EEP at $1 per family per year, the Church Leaders' Plan at $1.50 
or the Group Plan at $1.80 for ten or more subscriptions entered 
together. 

2. That Churches be encouraged to observe PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 
Week, Oct. 12-19, 1969, promoting full use of the magazine in homes 
and church groups, using Plan Book order cards to secure free 
materials or the Filmstrip. 

3. That all Churches regularly encourage the reading and discussion 
of articles in SURVEY and to use the official magazine as an evan- 
gelistic tool by eending it to those in military service, to students, 
prospective members, nursing homes, barber shops, bus stations, 
business and professional offices, and institutions. 

4. A Sound Filmsrrip on the "PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY" is available 
from the Presbyteries Office or from the Presbytery's Chairman, 



300 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

the Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson, Manly Manse, Southern Pines, N.C. 
Phone 692-6561 

Respectfully submitted, 

Rev. Frank C. Wilkinson, Ch. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: The report of the Committee on Higher Ed- 
ucation was given by the Chairman, Rev. W.C. Neill. As a part of the 
report he introduced Elder Clifton Blue who spoke on the first phase of 
the $30,000,000. Fund Raising Campaign for St. Andrews College. The 
report was received as information. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. R. O. Freeman, Chairman, gave the 
report of the Committee on Christian Education. The report was re- 
ceived as information and the following recommendations were adopted: 

L, That Presbytery accept with gratitude an anonymous challenge 
gift of $50,000.00 to Camp Monroe. This gift is contingent on Pres- 
bytery's raising a like amount within a one year period from in- 
dividuals. These funds are to be used to complete phase 1. 

2. That the Camp and Conference Committee be given authority 
to rearrange the order of construction priorities in the light 
of finances and existing needs of the Camp. 

3. That Sessions appoint Home and Family Nurture Committees 
and encourage local use of available Home and Family Nurture 
materials. 

4. That Sessions, in preparing their 1969 budgets include funds 
to help and encourage local leaders to attend the N.C. Covenant 
Life Conference in 1969 and other training opportunities. 

5. That Presbytery amend its Manual to increase the size of the 
Christian Education Committee from 19 to 21 members and that the 
Nominating Committee be asked to bring in two additional nom- 
inations to fill these positions. 

6. That sessional Report blanks be put back in Sessional Records 
instead of being sent to the Stated Clerk. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Robert O. Freeman, Chairman 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 301 

CONSIDERATION OF SYNOD'S COMMITTEE REPORT ON BOUN- 
DARIES: 

The report was given by the Stated Clerk. Mr. Arrowood reported 
that the proposal is to divide Synod of North Carolina into six div- 
isions. The report was received as information. A motion was then 
adopted directing the Moderator to appoint a committee to study this 
matter and report as the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery. 

RESOLUTIONS: Elder John Steele gave the report of the Standing 
Committee on Resolutions. The report was adopted as follows: 

Be it resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery, at its Three Hundred 
and Fifty-Seventh Stated Meeting express its (appreciation to the of- 
ficers and congregation of Flat Branch Presbyterian Church for the 
hospitality shown to Presbytery on this occasion. The Presbytery 
particularly thanks the Women of the Church for the refreshments 
they provided and all who contributed so greatly to the comfort and 
convenience of Presbytery. 

Be it further resolved,- That Presbytery express its thanks to the 
Rev. Mr. Stedman B. Bryan for leading Presbytery in a meaningful 
period of worship. 

Be it further resolved, --That Presbytery express its thanks to 
Dr. Nat K. Reiney for his most helpful information on Barium Home and 
his work there. 

Respectfully submitted, 
John Steele, Chairman 
Rev. George Houck 
R, S. Kelly 

PLACE FOR NEXT MEETING: The next Stated Meeting of Fay- 
etteville Presbytery will be held, February 4, 1969, in the Highland 
Church, Fayetteville, N.C. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of today's sessions were read and 
approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer by Rev. Hoover 
Bear. 

Robert F. Park, Moderator 

A, C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 

Attest: R.S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 

Subsequent to the meeting of Presbytery, the Moderator appointed 
the following Committees: 



302 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

To study and report to the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery on the 
Proposed Amendments to the Constitution: 

Rev. J.V.C. Summerell, Rev. George R. Cheney, Jr., Elder Worth 
Moore, Elder Neill McFadyen. 

To study and report at the next Stated Meeting of Presbytery on the 
Proposed Boundaries of Presbyteries on the Synod of North Carolina: 

Rev. R.S. Arrowood, Rev. B.E. Dotson, Rev. A.N. Well, Elder 
Jerome B. Clark, Jr., Elder W. Lamont Brown, Elder W. Eugene Smith. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 303 

CALLED MEETING 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Raeford, N.C., December 1, 1968 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in called session Sunday, December 1, 
1968, at 2:30 P.M., in the Raeford Presbyterian Church, Raeford, N.C. 

The meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Rev. Robert 
Park, who led in prayer. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled. 

Vance Baucom, John Brothers, Stedman B. Bryan, Cortez A. Cooper, 
Howard W. Gilkeson, Robert G. Hall, H. Dewey Herring, Charles J. 
Hollings worth, Cheves Ligon, James MacKenzie, J.H. McKinnon, 
David A. McLean. Ansley C. Moore, A. Jackson Morrison, W. H. 
Morrison, A.A. Myers, Jr., W.L. Painter, Robert F. Park, Grant M. 
Sloop, Frank Smith, Allan Smyth, Alton Trivette, A.N. Wells, Frank 
Wilkinson, 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective re- 
presentatives: 

Barbecue, Ralph Hales; Bethel, J.H. Blythe; Campbelton, Ben Ro- 
binson; Centre, Carl S. Gentry; H.H. McKenzie; Erwin, K.W. Ballen- 
tine; First Fayetteville, L.L. Rouse; Friedship, C.C. Mullis; Galatia, 
Gordon Newton; Jackson Springs, H.R. Currie; Laurel Hill, Robert 
E. Monroe; Laurinburg, H.W. Vandersall; Manly, Chester Calloway; 
Maxton First, W.A. Johnson; Montpelier, Harlee A. Johnston; Olivia, 
Pate Davis; Philadelphus, Robert S. Williams; Raeford, Neill L. 
McFadyen; Red Springs, J.B. McCloskey; St. Pauls, W.E. Moore; 
Shiloh, Harry Thornburg; Trinity, Roger W. Decker; West End, J.H. 
Poole; Sunnyside, Lonnie Owen. 

There was a quorum present. 

CALL READ: The following call was read and found in order: 

The constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville Pres- 
bytery is called to meet, December 1, 1968, at 2:30 P.M., in the Pres- 
ford Presbyterian Church, to transact the following business, if the 
way be clear: 

U To act upon continuing the Fairmont Church Administrative 
Commission beyond December 1, 1968. 

Robert Park, Moderator 



304 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The report of the Administrative Commission was given by the 
Chairman, Rev. Cortez Cooper. The report with its recommendation 
was adopted and is as follows: 

The Administrative Commission appointed by the Presbytery of Fay- 
etteville to administer the affairs of the First Presbyterian Church 
of Fairmont, North Carolina, from June 1, 1968 through December 
1, 1968, makes the following recommendation to Presbytery on this 
date: 

That the Presbytery of Fayetteville extend the time of service 
of its Administrative Commission to the next Stated Meeting of Presby- 
tery or until such earlier time as the Commission may complete 
its assigned tasks. 

Cortez Cooper, Chairman. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: J.V.C. Summerell and R.S. Arrowood. Rev. 
James Appleby and Rev. Dawes B. Graybeal. 

MINUTES READ: The minutes of the Meeting were read and approved. 
Presbytery adjourned, being led in prayer by Dr. Clyde McLean. 

Robert Park, Moderator 
A.C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 305 

IN MEMORIAM 
ELDERS 

Daniel Bruce Cameron, born Aug. 24, 1883, died December 4, 1967, 

Barbecue. 

William McC. Blue, , died Nov. 23, 1967, Bensalem. 

Carl A. Monroe, , died Dec. 31, 1967, Bensalem 

Lee Maxwell, , died March 2, 1967, Bethel 

Paul C. Butler, born May 19, 1909, died Feb. 23, 1967, Brownson 

Memorial 
Archibald L. Campbell, born Sept. 7, 1884, died Aug. 14, 1967, Centre 

A. S. Davis, -. , died Feb. 1967, Church of the Covenant 

W. B. Helton, , died June 1967, Church of the Covenant 

Fred Darden, born March 14, 1889, died Feb. 24, 1967, Comfort 

E. M. Stamper, born April 4, 1902, died Oct. 20, 1967, Erwin 

Cliff E. Rankin, born, Sept. 26, 1880, died May 21, 1967, 1st Fayette- 

ville 
Thomas M. Hunter, born Oct. 8, 1887, died June 3, 1967, 1st Fayette- 

ville. 
James Madison Mclhtyre, Sr., born Dec. 21, 1883, died June 1, 1967, 

Godwin. 
Lacy Patterson, born Feb. 6, 1888, died Jan. 2, 1967, Jackson Springs 
John Arch Barber, born Jan. 13, 1890, died Dec. 24, 1967, Laurel Hill. 
Harry W. Malloy, born Apr. 23, 1892, died) March 6, 1967, Laurinburg. 
Samuel H. MacPherson, born Sept. 2, 1886, died May 7, 1967, Mac- 

Pherson 
W. James Sessoms, born Aug. 16, 1899, died May 27, 1967, Manly 
Daniel S. Currie, M.D., born Aug. 31, 1882, died Sept. 10, 1967, Park- 
ton. 
Dean C. White, born Jan. 24, 1909, died Sept. 3, 1967, Raeford 
Thomas E. Willis, born Feb. 28, 1888, died July 17, 1967, St. Pauls 
J. A. Geddie, born Aug. 10, 1879, died Sept 7, 1967, Sunnyside 



DEACONS 

T. J. McCormick, Sr., born Feb. 25, 1892, died Feb. 17, 1967, Ash- 
pole. 

Ernest J. Jackson, born June 25, 1905, died June 25, 1967, Bonnie 
Doone. 

Roy Denning, , died April 4, 1967, Ebenezer 

D. W. Morroson, born June 26, 1893, died Oct. 13, 1967, Ephesus 
John D. Boyd, born June 22, 1902, died May 22, 1967, 1st Fayette ville 
LeRoy McLeod, born Oct. 19, 1918, died May 25, 1967, 1st Fayetteville 
Robert T. Butler, born Nov. 27, 1909, died June 1, 1978, Flat Branch 
C. C. McLellan, Sr., born March 10, 1896, died Oct. 10, 1967, Godwin i 

Frank C. Corder, , died Nov. 26, 1967, Highland 

Hal Campen, , died Julv 1, 1967, Highland 



306 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

A. A. McFayden, , died Sept., 1967, Lake view 

Lauch M. McLaurin, born Oct. 3, 1894, died Dec. 2, 1967, Laurinburg 
Joe Monte Cox, born Jan. 13, 1912, died Dec. 30, 1967, Laurinburg 
Percy R. Phillips, born Aug. 15, 1915, died Feb. 11, 1967, 1st Maxton 
James A. Graham, born Oct. 24, 1899, died May 13, 1967, 1st Red 
Springs. 
Gordon A. Lytch, born Jan. 1, 1915, died Feb. 23, 1967, Westminster 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



307 



MEETINGS OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



CHURCH 

Ashpole 

Providence 

Centre 

Vaughn Mem. 

Pres. Jr. College 

Lillington 

Raeford 

Rowland 

Highland 

Mt. Pisgah 

1st Lumberton 

Elise 

Red Springs 

Dunn 

Camp Monroe 

Fairmont 

Parkton 

Jackson Springs 

Church in the Pines 

Pres. Jr. College 

Antioch 

Laurinburg 1st 

Village 

Camp Monroe 

Barbecue 

Maxton 

Olivia 

Bethesda 

Midway 

Camp Monroe 

Highland 

Bensalem 

Montpelier 

St. Andrews College 

Westminster 

Centre 

Carthage 

1st Fayetteville 

Parkton 

Lillington 

Vaughn Mem. 

Peace 

Cameron 

Samarcand Manor 

Camp Monroe 



DATE MODERATOR 

Jan. 1953 Gower Crosswell 

April 1953 J. Earl Atkins 

July 1953 Samuel D. Maloney 

Sept. 1953 C. Rees Jenkins 

Jan. 1954 Elder J. M. Wilson 

April 1954 L. B. McKeithen, Jr. 

July 1954 M. C. Bowling 

Oct. 1954 Elder Hector McLean 

Jan. 1955 R. T. Haynes 

April 1955 Elder Halbert M. Jones 

July 1955 R. F. Sloop 

October 1955 H. W. Gilkeson 

January 1956 Robert G. Hall 

April 1956 Elder R. D. McMillan 

Sept. 1956 R. S. Arrowood 

Jan. 1957 Elder Dr. D. S. Currie 

April 1957 T. A. Guiton 

Sept. 1957 Elder Murphy McGirt 

Jan. 1958 D. A. Huffines 

April 1958 W. T. DuBose 

Sept. 1958 Geo V. Hunter 

Jan. 1959 James Dickerson 

April 1959 Frank A, Davidson 

Sept. 1959 W. O. Nelson 

Jan. 1960 L. C. Tucker 

April 1960 James Appleby 

Sept. 1960 A. N. Wells 

Jan 1961 Elder Robert B. Hill 

April 1961 Elder John K. McGirt 

Sept. 1961 Robert 0. Freeman 

Jan. 1962 B. E. Dotson 

April 1962 Robert K. Gustafson 

Sept. 1962 A. C. Trivette 

Feb. 1963 Billy Shaw Howell, Jr. 

May 1963 Elder M. M. Clark 
Sept. 1963 Elder Crawford MacKethan 

Jan. 1964 W. C. Neill 

June 1964 R. H. Poole 

Sept. 1964 Frank M. Scarlett, Jr. 

Jan. 1965 Wm. A. Brown 

June 1965 C. S. Albright 

Sept. 1965 Vernon S. Broyles in 

Jan. 1966 Louis C. LaMotte 

April 1966 R. P. Hayes 

Oct. 1966 Elder Guyton Smith 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Browns on Memorial 

Raeford 

Red Springs 

Comfort 

Trinity 

Flat Branch 



Feb. 1967 
May 1967 
Oct. 1967 
Feb. 1968 
May 1968 
Oct. 1968 



P. Leslie Bullock 

Robert A. Massey, Jr. 

J. V. C. Summerell 

Paul L. Hanks 

Julian Lake 

Robert F. Park 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
CHURCHES AND CLERKS OF SESSION 



309 



Amy's Chapel 
Antioch 
Ashpole 
Ashworth 
Barbecue 
Bensalem 
Benson 
Berea 
Bethel 
Bethesda 
Big Rockfish 
Bluff 

Bonnie Doone 
Brownson Mem. 
Bunnlevel 
Cameron 
Cameron Hill 
Campbellton 
Cape Fear 
Carthage 
Cedar Rock 
Centre 

Ch. in the Pines 
Ch. of the Covenant 
College Hts. 
Comfort 
Culdee 
Cypress 
Dunn 

Eagle Sprgs. 
Ebenezer 
Elise 
Ephesus 
Erwin 
Eureka 
1st Fairmont 
1st Fayetteville 
Flat Branch 
Friendship 
Galatia 
Godwin 
Grove 
Highland 
Hope Mills 
Horseshoe 
Iona 



James Betha 
J. A, McKenzie 
W. B. Bracey 
C. C. Bailey 
T. N, Holmes 
Earl Lewis 
W. J. Barefoot 
Wilbert Coats 



Rt. 1, Rowland 28383 

Box 244, Shannon 28386 

Box 202 Rowland 28383 

1914 Gillespie St. Fay. 28306 

Rt. 1, Broadway 27505 

Eagle Springs, 27242 

Box 206, Benson 27504 

Rt. 3, Benson 27504 



Roscoe Currie 301 Edinborough Ave. Raeford 28376 



Aberdeen 28315 

Box 112, Rt. 9, Fay. 28301 

1806 Lyon Rd. Fay. 23303 

119 Bremer St. Fay. 28303 

Box 445 Southern Pines 28387 

Box 126, Bunnlevel 28323 

Rt. 1, Cameron 28326 

Rt 2, Cameron 28326 

1909 Roxie Ave. Fay. 28302 

Box 26- B, Coats 

Box 362, Carthage 28327 

Thomas, Jr. Box 299, Rt. 3, Lillington 27546 

Box 724, Maxton 28364 

Rt. 4, Laurinburg 28352 



John G. Sloan 

G. O. Loftis 

Hugh W. McNeill 

James W. Herring 

Walter E. Blue 

R. E. Bry* 

Aubrey L. Keith 

Neil C. Cameron 

Thurman C. Bishop 

Wesley Harvel 

L. R. McDonald 

C. T, 

Ben A, White 

Mrs. Getzen Matthews 



W 



Ted Roscoe 1513 Highway 87, Spring Lake 28390 
Rudolph Jones F.S.T.C. Fay. 28301 

W. L. Barrett 1062 Foch St. Fay f 28306 

Patrick McKenzie Box 113, Rt. 1, West End 27376 

Rt. 1, Cameron 28326 

603 W. Divine St. Dunn 29334 

Eagle Springs 27242 

Rt. 1, Benson 27504 

Box 457, Robbins 27325 



Elmer Cameron 
Guy T. Hardee 
H. F. Bost 
Sherrell Jackson 
H. L. McLaurin 
Colin Black 
R. S. Kelly 
Joe W. Blue 
William Brady 
Leon McBryde 
Edwin Bain 
W. R. Cashwell 
W. James Carter 
Donald McL. Mclntyre 
Mitchel Monds 
Neill A. Currie, Jr., 



Jackson Springs W. E. Graham 
Lake view J. E. Causey 



Rt. 2, Lillington 27546 

Box 665, Erwin 28339 

Box 636, Carthage 28327 

Box 188, Fairmont 

602 Westmont Dr. Fay. 28305 

Rt. 1, Bunnlevel 28323 

Boxl940Rt 1, Laurinburg 28352 

3215 Player Ave. Fay. 28304 

Box 66, Godwin 28344 

Rt. 2, Dunn 28334 

Box 48, Fay. 28302 

A. L. Brynum, Jr. 614 N. Main St. Hope Mills 28348 

Forest B. Marshburn 515 Southbound St. Lexington 

C. D. Potter Rt. 3, Fairmont 28340 

Jackson Springs 27281 
Lakeview 28350 



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MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Laurel Hill 


Eli F. Murray 


Rt. 2, Laurinburg 28352 


Laurinburg 


G. W. Shaw 


Box 672, Laurinburg 28352 


Leaflet 


Gattis B. Thomas 


Rt. 1, Broadway 27505 


Lillington 


A. R. Jackson 


Box 183, Lillington 27346 


Lumber Bridge 


Roger F. Hall 


Lumber Bridge 28357 


Lumberton 


Douglas C. Mclhtyre 201 Chestnut St. Lumberton. 28358 


Manly 


Eveleth Richardson 


Box 425, Southern Pines 28387 


Maxton 


W. Glenn Pelle 


Maxton 28364 


McMillan 


Thos W. Strickland 


Rt. 2, Wade 28395 


MacPherson 


M. M. Clark 


4930 Cottonwood Dr. Fay. 28303 


Middleton Hts, 


Mrs. Frank Calahan 


209 Wilson St. Laurinburg 28352 


Midway 


Tom M. McRimmon 


Rt. 2, Rowland 28383 


Montpelier 


J. H. Peden 


Box 25, Wagram 28396 


Mt Pelier 


E. M. Taylor 


Box 151, Rt. 1, Maxton 28364 


Mt. Pisgah 


Kayle Harrington 


Box 27-D, Rt. 1, Broadway 27505 


Mt. Tabor 


John L. Prevatte 


Rt. 2, Red Springs 28377 


Olivia 


D. R. Graham 


Box 137, Olivia 28368 


Palestine 


George A. Little 


Rt. 1, Linden 28356 


Parkton 


John C. Hughes, Jr. 


Parkton 28371 


Peace 


F. M. Powell 


1705 Powatan St. Fay. 28301 


Pembroke 


C. F. Perry 


Pembroke 28372 


Philadelphus 


Robert S. Williams 


Rt. 2, Red Springs 28377 


Philippi 


A. S. Mclnnis 


Box 536, Rt. 2, Raeford 28376 


Pinehurst Com. 


H. W. Ehrhardt, Jr. 


Pinehurst 28374 


Plainview 


B. A. Holland 


Rt 1, Angier 27501 


Pleasant View 


Edward F. Ellis 


Rt. 2, Laurinburg 28352 


PriesV Hill 


John E. Patterson 


Rt 1, West End 27376 


Providence 


H. B. McGee 


Rt. 1, Angier 27501 


Raeford 


N. Donald Yates 


Box 546, Raeford 28376 


Raven Rock 


N.B. Patterson 


Rt. 3, Lillington 27546 


Red Springs 


John K. McGirt 


Peach Tree St. Red Springs 28377 


Rex 


H. P. Johnson 


Rex 28378 


Rowland 


W. E. McCallum 


Box 141, Rowland 28383 


Sardis 


J. Carlyle Williams 


Rt. 1, Erwin 28339 


Sherwood 


J. Howard Clark 


Box 126, Rt. 7, Fay. 28306 


Shiloh 


B. Harry Thornberg 


Rt. 3, Raeford 28376 


Smyrna 


J. H. Ray 


Rt. 3, Laurinburg 28352 


Spring Lake 


Joel Lambert 


111 S. Beaty St. Spring Lake 28390 


St. Pauls 


Wm. E. Moore 


502 Cutler St. St. Pauls 28384 


Summerville 


Neill McK. Ross 


Box 187, Lillington 27546 


Sunnyside 


Earl B. Murphy 


Box 24, Rt. 2, Fay. 28301 


Trinity 


S.A. McRimmon 


Box 34, Rt. 2, Laurinburg 28352 


Union 


ira G. Turnley 


Rt. 3, Carthage 28327 


Unity 


Henry T. Barfoot 


Rt. 1, Newton Grove 27504 


Vass 


D. Leon Keith 


Rt 2, Vass 28394 


Vaugh Nem. 


Henry C. Campen 


612 Pilot Ave. Fayetteville 28303 


Village 


Douglas Mears 


706 Emiline Ave., Fay. 28303 


West End 


A. A. McDonald 


Box 358, West End 27376 


Westminster 


Claude L. Darling < 


2911 Breezewood Ave. Fay. 28304 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 311 

INDEX 

Adjourned Meeting 278 

Amendment to Constitution . 270,302 

Appleby, Rev. James, endorsed . . . 295 

Bills and Overtures 260 

Boundaries, Committee Appointed 302 

Budget 291 

Called Meeting 282, 303 

Candidate Received 265 

Candidates, Report On . . 264 

Christian Education, Report 255, 268, 300 

Churches and Clerks of Session . 309 

Church and Society 270 

Commission on the Minister and His Work 257, 271, 280, 297 

Commissioners to the Assembly Elected .294 

Commissioners to the Assembly Report 279 

Commissioning Service 262 

Commission on Installations Reports 248, 274, 286, 298 

Commission, Administrative, Appointed . . . . . 261 

Commission, Administrative, Reports 262, 304 

Communications . 248, 264 

Communion Service . . 246, 284 

Dellert, Rev. James R. Received 297 

Elise Property Transferred 282 

Enrollment 246, 263, 276, 278, 284 

Fayetteville Presbytery Meetings and Moderators . 307 

Galatia Church Request Referred 249 

Hayes, Rev. R. P. Divested Without Censure 259 

Higher Education 260, 266, 300 

riouck, Rev. Geo. F. Received 276 

In Memoriam . 305 

Introductions 270, 279, 296 

Kelly, Douglas, Examined for Ordination 279 

McMahan, Rev. E. D. Honorably Retired 280 

McKinnon, James, Examined for Ordination 279 

MacKinnon, James, Called 297 

McNair Mem. Church Dissolved . . . 249 

Memorial Service . . . • 246 

Ministers Excused 247, 264, 285 

Moderator Elected 247, 264, 285 

Moderator Nominated 257, 271,296 

Morrison, Rev. A. Jackson, Received 297 

Myers, Rev. A.A. Reports on Brazil 255 

National Ministries Report . 253, 267, 296 

Next Meeting 261, 275, 301 

Nominating Committee Reports 260, 270, 292 

Overture Referred # ♦ . 249 

Poole, Rev. R.H. Honorably Retired 273 



312 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Presbytery's Council Reports . 249, 265, 288 

Presbyterian Survey, Report On 299 

Program 247, 264, 285 

Pro Renata Meeting 276 

Rainey, Dr. Nat. Addresses Presbytery . . 290 

Resolutions Committee Appointed 247, 263, 285 

Resolutions Committee Appointed 261, 274, 281, 301 

Sessional Records Report . . . . 260,275 

St. Andrews College, Report On 270 

Stewardship Report 290 

Temporary Clerks Elected 247, 263, 285 

Treasurer's Report .249 

Welcome 247, 264, 278, 285 

Women of Church, Report 271 

World Missions Report 254, 295 



Volume 26 Number 7 

MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




CALLED MEETINGS 

February 23, 1969 

RAEFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Raeford, N. C. 



ADJOURNED MEETING 

June 29, 1969 

BIG ROCKFISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Hope Mills, N. C. 



STATED MEETINGS 

February 4, 1969 j 

HIGHLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 
Fayetteville, N. C. 

May 6, 1969 
CAMP MONROE 
Laurel Hill, N. C. 

October 7, 1969 

BUNNLEVEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Bunnlevel, N. C. 



Volume 26 Number 7 

MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

February 4, 1969 

HIGHLAND PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Payette ville, N. C. 

May 6, 1969 
CAMP MONROE 
Laurel Hill, N. C. 

October 7, 1969 

BUNNLEVEL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Bunnlevel, N. C. 



CALLED MEETINGS 

February 23, 1969 

RAEFORD PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Raeford, N. C. 



ADJOURNED MEETING 

June 29, 1969 

BIG ROCKFISH PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Hope Mills, N. C. 



314 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 



OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 



Moderators: Mr. Frank McNeill, Rev. Jerry R. Cook, Mr. Ben White. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. C. K. Ligon (1971) 
Stated Clerk: Rev. R. S. Arrowood (1972) 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. A. C. Trivette (1971) 
Historian: Rev. R. S. Arrowood 



TRUSTEES 



I. DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

Fall 1973 - Rev. W. C. Neill Aberdeen 

Fall 1972 - Mr. R. S. Kelly Erwin 

Fall 1971 - Rev. R. L. Prince Pinehurst 

Fall 1970 - Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 



II. SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY 

Spring 1972 - Mr. J. B. Cameron, Mr. Julian B. McLeod Raeford 

Spring 1971 - Mr. H. R. McLean, Mr. Neill McFadven Raeford 

spring 1970 - Mr. Lawrence McNeill Raeford 



III. FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fall 1972 - Mr. Herbert Johnson Coats 

Fall 1971 - Mr. Edward B. Hope Fayetteville 

Fall 1970 - Mr. K. A. McDonald Raeford 



IV. LEBANON CHURCH CEMETERY 

1972 - Mr. James McNair Maxton 

1971 - Mr. W. A. Johnson Maxton 

1970 - Mr. David Townsend, Sr Rowland 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 315 



PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Mr. Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

1973 - Mr. Jerome B. Clark Fayetteville 

1972 - Mr. W. E. Blue Southern Pines 

1971 - Mr. Harvey Oliver Fayetteville 

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Chairmen of all Major Committees 

Chairmen of the Commission on the Minister and His Work 

President of the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery 

President of the Men of Fayetteville Presbytery 

President of the Senior High Fellowship of Fayetteville Presbytery 

The Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 

THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
Rev. Robert G. Hall, Chairman 

1973 - Mr. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen; Mr. Worth Wood, Fayetteville; Rev. 
B. E. Dotson 

1972 - Mr. Lamont Brown Southern Pines 

1971 - Rev. J.V.C. Summerell, Rev. Robert G. Hall. 



MAJOR COMMITTEES 

I. WORLD MISSIONS 

Mr. Peter Cromartie, Chairman 

1973 - Mrs. Robert G. Gustafson Laurinburg 

1972 - Mr. Peter Cromartie Fayetteville 

1971 - Rev. David A. McLean 

II. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 
Mr. Hervey Evans, Sr. Chairman 

1973 - Rev. A. Jackson Morrison 

1972 - Mr. Hervey Evans, Sr Laurinburg 

1971 - Mr. D. A. Huffines Cameron; 

III. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
Rev. Robert 0. Freeman, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. George Spransy, Jr., Rev. Raymond Gau, Miss Marsha 
Somers, Dunn; Miss Jennie Wyatt, Fayetteville; Mrs. Rodger Decker, 
Laurinburg; Rev. H. Hoover Bear, Rev. James Dellert. 

1972 - Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Rev. William Painter, Mr. Don Caswell, 
Hope Mills; Mr. James McN. Williams, Fayetteville; Rev. S. T. 
Snively, Mrs. Donald Humphries, Shannon; Mrs. J. C. Andrews, 
Dunn; Mrs. Myrton Stewart, Carthage. 

1971 - Rev. Robert O. Freeman, Mrs. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen; Rev. 
James McKinnon: Mr. Eli Murray, Laurinburg; Rev. W. C. Neill; 
Mrs. Jack Ruth, Lumberton; Miss Kathy Melvin, Cumberland; Ex. 
Officio: Miss Martha McLean, Southern Pines 

Advisory Members: Rev. C. K. Ligon, Exec. Sec; Rev. Robert Turner, 
Regional Director. 






316 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

IV. HIGHER EDUCATION 

Rev. John A. Brothers Chairman 

1973 - Rev. Jerry R. Cook, Mr. L. E. Auman Fayetteville 

1972 - Rev. John A. Brothers, Mr. W. R. Dulin Laurinburg 

1971 - Mr. Floyd James Maxton 

V. NATIONAL MINISTRIES 

Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. Larry Parker, Mr. Guyton Smith, Dunn; Mr. E. H. Creech, 
Jr., Benson; Mrs. Kathleen Cook, Fayetteville; Rev. C. R. Jenkins, 
Mrs. Nettie K. Daniels, Fayetteville; Mr Charles Collier, Linden. 

1972 - Mr. Ben White, Maxton; Mr. Crawford MacKethan, Fayetteville; 
Mr. Joe Moss, Fayetteville; Rev. Grant Sharp, Rev. Fred Currie. 

1971 -Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Cecil Parsons, Red Springs; Mrs. 
W. W. Wood, Fayetteville; Rev. Billy H. Herring, Mr. Herbert 
Johnson, Coats; Mr. Gattis Thomas, Broadway; Mr. James P. 
McMillan, Laurel Hill. 



VI. ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES 
Mr. Ben Wicks, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. Ruffner Lowman, Mr. H. J. Woodall, Benson 

1972 - Mr. Worth Moore, Fayetteville; Rev. Frank Smith 

1971 - Mr. Ben Wicks, Aberdeen; Rev, J. T. Young 

VII. WOMEN'S WORK 
Rev. Paul Hanks, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. Robert L. Turner 

1972 - Mrs. John Nance 

1971 - Rev. Paul Hanks 

VIII. STEWARDSHIP 

Mr. C. C. McLean, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. Robert Park, Mr. James Harper, Fayetteville; Mr. North 
Lewis, West End; Mr. Bryant Holmes, Fayetteville. 

1972 - Rev. Eugene C. Ensley, Mr. Dan McDonald, Pinehurst; Mr. Harold 
Stutts, Fayetteville; Mr. A. C. Parker, Fayetteville 

1971 - Mr. J. B. McCloskey, Red Springs; Mr. Fred Culbreth, Raeford; 
Mr. C. C. McLean, So. Pines; Rev. Stedman B. Bryan 

IX. CHURCH AND SOCIETY 
Rev. Allan Smyth, Chairman 

1973 - Mrs. Charles Parrish, Laurinburg 

1972 - Mr. William F. Wade, Dunn; Rev. R. A. Massey 

1971 - Rev. Allan Smyth, Mr. W. N. Carmichal, Lumberton; Rev. Richard 
Park 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 317 

X. CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 
Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, Mrs. A. C. Trivette, Laurinburg 

1972 - Mr. June S. Johnson, Raeford, Mr. Edward Byrd, Bunnlevel; Rev. 
Robert L. Temple. 

1971 - Rev. George R. Chaney, Jr., Mrs. Thomas John, Laurinburg 

PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

I. NOMINATING COMMITTEE 
Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

1973 - 

1972 - Rev. C. Rees Jenkins, Mr. R. D. McMillan, Jr. 

1971 - Rev. B. E. Dotson, Mr. Walter E. Blue, Southern Pines 

II. PRESBYTERY'S WORK 
Rev. W. H. Morrison, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. Howard Gilkeson, Mr. Ralph Wade, Dunn; Rev. Rufus 
Cromartie, Mr. Lester Everts, Fayetteville ; Rev. Larry Parker, W. B. 
Bracey, Rowland, Rev. Robert L. Temple. 

1972 - Rev. A. Jackson Morrison, Mr? L. E. Calhoun, Laurel Hill; Rev. B. 
F. Ferguson, Mr. Harry Thornberg, Raeford; Mr. John Sloan, 
Aberdeen, Mr. William 0. Cameron Dunn. 

1971 - Rev. W H. Morrison, Rev. W. K. Fitch, Mr. Myrton Stewart, 
Carthage; Rev. Dawes Graybeal, Rev. Stedman Bryan, Mr. D. P. 
Ray, Lillington. 

HI. INSTALLATIONS 
Rev. R. F. Sloop, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. R. F. Sloop. Mr. C. C. Bailey, Fayetteville 

1972 - Rev. C. S. Albright, Rev. Robert Turner. 

1971 - Rev. J. Ray Dickens, Mr. M. M. Clark, Fayetteville 

IV. BILLS AND OVERTURES. 

The Last six Moderators ; the last ex-moderator to serve as chairman. 

V. THE MANUAL OF PRESBYTERY 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Chairman. 

1973 - Mr. Edwin Bain, Bunnlevel 

1972 - Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Mr. John Sloan, Aberdeen 

1971 - Mr. George Quillen, Fayetteville. 

VI. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 
Rev. John Steele, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. C. I. Calcote 

1972 - Rev. John S. Steele 
1971 - Rev. Douglas Kelly 



318 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

VII. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH 
Rev. Robert Urie, Chairman 

1973 - Dr. Dan Currie, Fayetteville, Rev. Robert Urie. 

1972 - Dr. David Drake, Fayetteville, Mr. R. S. Taylor, Lillington 

1971 - Rev. Kemper Fitch, Dr. Charles Phillips, So. Pines 

VIII. EXAMINATIONS 

The Senior Member of Theology as Chairman 

a. Christian Experience: The Moderator 

b. Theology 

1973 - Rev. Louis C. LaMotte 

1972 - Rev. John A. Brothers 

1971 - Rev. William M. Alexander 

c. Sacraments 

1973 - Rev. James Appleby 

1972 - Rev. Geo. F. Houck 

1971 - Rev. H. Hoover Bear 

d. Church Government 

1973 - Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

1972 - Rev. A. D. McArn 

1971 - Rev. Rufus A. Cromartie 

e. English Bible 

1973 - Rev. Henry WHlis 

1972 - Rev. Billv H. Herring 

1971 - Rev. Ben F. Ferguson 

f. Thesis and Exegesis 

1973 - Rev. Ansley C. Moore 

1972 - Rev. Tom Young 

1971 - Rev. Louis C. LaMotte 

IX. HISTORICAL MATTERS 

Rev. James D. MacKenzie, Chairman 

1973 - Mr. Jack Crane, Fayetteville 

1972 - Rev. James D. MacKenzie 
1971 - Rev. R. S. Arrowood 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 319 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 
(Printed as Information) 



1. CHURCHES BY DISTRICTS: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, Godwin, 
Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Providence, Unity. 

District No. 2: Ashworth, Big Rockfish, Bonnie Doon, Campbellton, 
Church of the Covenant, College Heights, Comfort, Fayetteville, First, 
Highland, Hope Mills, McPherson, Palestine, Peach, Philippi, Sardis, 
Sherwood, Spring Lake, Sunny wide, Vaughn Mem., Village, 
Westminster. 

District No. 3: Amy's Chapel, Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, 
McNair Mem., Midway, Mount Pelier, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, 
Philadelphus, Red Springs, Rowland, St. Pauls. 

District No. 4: Centre, Church in the Pines, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, 
Maxton, Mountpelier, Pleasant View, Smyrna, Middleton Heights. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel, Galatia, Lumber Bridge, Parkton, 
Raeford, Rex, Shiloh. 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Mem., Community, Culdee, Eureka, 
Jackson Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Priest Hill, Union, Vass. 

District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage, Cypress, 
Eagle Springs, Elise, Horseshoe, Priest Hill, Union, Vass. 



District No. 8: Barbecue, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, Cedar Rock, Ephesus, 
Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. Pisgah, Olivia, Raven Rock, 
Summerville. 

2. OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH: 
President -- Mrs. J. C. Andrews, Dunn. 
Vice-President: Mrs. Thurman Warwick, R. No. 3, Sanford; 
Secretary: Mrs. Carl Fitchett, Jr., Dunn. 

Treasurer: Mrs. Charles K. Cole, Jackson Springs. 

3. OFFICERS OF THE MEN OF THE CHURCH: 
President: Tom Ashford, Red Springs. 
Vice-President: Charles Speegle, Fayetteville. 
Secretary and Treasurer: Harris Blake, Pinehurst. 

4. OFFICERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE: 
Moderator - Martha McLean, Southern Pines. 
Vice-Moderator: Kay Miller, St. Paul. 
Secretary: Cathy Melvin, Cumberland. 
Treasurer: Rupert Langdon, Lillington, N.C. 
Editor - Historian. Miss Pat Morgan, Laurel Hill. 



320 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-EIGHTH STATED MEETING 
OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N.C. 
February 4, 1969 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and Fifty-Eighth 
Stated Meeting at the Highland Presbyterian Church on February 4, 1969 
at 9:30 a.m. Presbytery was called to order and led in Prayer by the 
Moderator, the Rev. Robert Park. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery was then led in a service of 
Meditation and observance of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by the 
host Pastor, the Rev. Leighton McKeithen, Jr., assisted by the elders of 
the Highland Church. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The names of the Elders and Deacons, who 
have died during the past year of 1968, were read by the Stated Clerk, the 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood. Presbytery stood and was led in a prayer of 
thanksgiving for the lives, inspiration and service of these deceased 
Elders and Deacons by the Rev. Cheves Ligon. 

COMMISSIONING SERVICE: The Commissioners to the General 
Assembly which convenes in Mobile, Alabama, on April 24, 1969, were 
commissioned in an impressive service conducted by the Moderator, Mr. 
Park. 

Ministers: Dr. James Appleby, Billy Herring, A. A. Myers, R. F. Sloop. 
Ruling Elders: James McN. Williams, Ben Wicks, Lamont Brown, J. 
Benton McLeod. 

ENROLLMENT: The enrollment was taken and the Stated Clerk 
declared that a quorum was present. 

The following ministers were enrolled: C. S. Albright, James Appleby, 
R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, John A. Brothers, 
Stedman B. Bryan, C. I. Calcote, G. R. Cheney, Jr., J. R. Cook, Cortez A. 
Cooper, Jr., Rufus A. Cormartie, Fred H. Currie, James R. Dellert, J. 
Ray Dickens, B. E. Dotson, Eugene C. Ensley, Ben Ferguson, W. K. 
Fitch, R. 0. Freeman, Howard W. Gilkeson, W. S. Golden, Dawes 
Graybeal, Robert K. Gustafson, Robert G. Hall, Billy H. Herring, H. 
Dewey Herring, C. J. Hollingsworth, Geo. F. Houck, C. Rees Jenkins, 
Peter M. Jorgensen, Lawrence W. Kessler, C. W. Kimbrough, Charles E. 
Kirkpatrick, Louis C. LaMotte, C. K. Ligon, H. Ruffner Lowman, James 
MacKenzie, James B. MacLeod, Robert A. Massey, A. Douglas McArn, 
Leighton B. McKeithen, James McKinnon, Donald McMahan, A. Jackson 
Morrison, W. H. Morrison, Albert A. Myers, Julian D. Nesselrodt, W. C. 
Neill, Dan E. Norman, W. L. Painter, Jr., Robert F. Park, Larry Parker, 
R. L. Prince, Grant M. Sharp, R. F. Sloop, Frank Smith, Allan Smyth, S. 
T. Snively, John Steele, J.V.C. Summerell, Robert L. Temple, Alton 
Trivette, Robert Lee Turner, A. N. Wells, Frank C. Wilkinson, H. L. 
Willis, Thomas Young. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 321 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective 
representatives: Antioch, C. C. Connoly; Ashpole, W. Albert McCormick, 
Jr.; Ashworth, T. E. Garner, Barbecue, John Strickland; Benson, H. J. 
Woodall; Berea, Wilbert Coats, Bethel, D. J. Walton; Bethesda, Frank 
McNeill; Big Rockfish, J.D. Dove; Bluff, C. H. Starling; Bonnie Doon, T. 
H. Johnson; Brownson Mem., C. C. McLean; Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd; 
Cameron, P. T. Hopkins; Cameron Hill, Neill Cameron; Cape Fear, 
Tommy R. Coats; Carthage, N. A. McLeod; Cedar Rock, C. T. Thomas; 
Centre, D. L. McArthur; Church in the Pines, I. V. Regan; Church of the 
Covenant, Romie Jones; College Heights, William C. Swann; Comfort, W. 
L. Barrett; Community, Herbert W. Ehrhardt, Jr., Culdee, Max R. 
Whitesell; Cypress, Charles R. Pope; First, Dunn, Dr. G. L. Hooper; 
Eagle Springs, H. F. Bost; Ebenezer, Grayden Stewart; Elise, W. Stuart 
Evans; Ephesus, Lewis Holder; Erwin, Wade Lucas; First, Fairmont, J. 
Wilton Lewis; Eureka, Joe W. Blue; First, Fayetteville, Richard P. 
Taylor; Flat Branch, Ishmael McDonald; Galatia, M. Gillis Ray; 
Godwin, Thurman C. Goodwin; Grove, Ernest Tart; Highland, J. S. 
Harper; Hope Mills, Raymond Dees; Horseshoe, Fred Hilliard; Iona, C. 
D. Potter; Jackson Springs, George Ross; Lakeview, Norman F. Epler; 
Laurel Hill, Hubert McRae; Laurinburg, E.O. McMahan; Leaflet, 
Hubert Cameron; Lillington, R. S. Taylor, Jr.; Lumber Bridge, Roger F. 
Hall; First, Lumberton, A. Ray Morrow; McPherson, John H. McPhaul, 
Jr.; Manly, Chester Calloway; First, Maxton, M. F. McGirt; McMillan, 
Thos. W. Strickland; Middleton Heights, Mrs. Frank Callahan; 
Montpelier, John M. Buie; Mt. Pisgah, Kyle Harrington; Olivia, D.E. 
Graham; Palestine, Geo. A. Little; Parkton, Robert A. Hughes; Peace, 
F. M. Powell; Pembroke, W. A. McCormick; Philadelphus, Robert S. 
Williams: Pinlippi, James R. Attaway; Plainview, D. M. Coats; Pleasant 
View, Sam L. Brazelton; Priest Hill, Brady Presley; Providence, Junius 
Ennis; Raeford, Walter N. Coley; Red Springs, John K. McGirt; Rex, H. 
P. Johnson; Rowland, W. E. McCallum; Sardis, Carlyle Williams; 
Sherwood, Geo. R. Davis; Shiloh, Harry Thornburg; St. Pauls, Cutlar L. 
Ballance; Summerville, J. H. Atkins; Sunnyside, C. J. Murphey; 
Trinity, S. A. McCrimmon; Union, G. M. Bailey; Unity, Henry T. 
Barefoot; Vass, N. N. McLean; Vaughn Mem., Ernest H. Wood; Village, 
Canady S. Pickett; West End, J. H. Poole; Westminister, Bryant Holmes. 



MINISTERS EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused for 
non-attendance: C. M. Gibbs, Ansley C. Moore, David Moylan, Burris 
Bender and Richard Park, Robert H. Poole, Wm. M. Alexander, P. Leslie 
Bullock. 

ORGANIZATION: Elder Frank McNeill was elected Moderator and 
the Rev. James McKinnon and the Rev. Peter Jorgensen were elected 
temporary clerks. 

WELCOME BY THE HOST CHURCH: Mr. Neill A. Currie, Jr., Elder of 
the Highland Church gave a cordial welcome to Presbytery. 

PROGRAM OF PRESBYTERY: Mr. L. B. McKeithen, Jr. presented 
the docket as the program of Presbytery. It was amended and adopted. 






322 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS: The following 
were appointed by the Moderator to the Standing Committee on 
Resolutions : the Rev. Larry Parker, the Rev. Strad Snively and Mr. J. H. 
Poole. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Mr. James R. Dellert as pastor of the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 6:50 P.M., on October 6, 1968. The following 
were present: Ministers: J.V.C. Summerell, James McKinnon, and 
William Painter. Ruling Elders: Benjamin Wicks. T. Clyde Auman, A. C. 
Parker, and J. Kyle Bannerman (visiting brother). The meeting was 
opened with prayer. Rev. Mr. William Painter was elected Chairman and 
Mr. T. Clyde Auman Clerk. The Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. Rev. Mr. Painter presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Rev. Mr. Summerrell preached the sermon. 
Rev. Mr. McKinnon charged the minister. Mr. Bannerman charged the 
congregation. Rev. Mr. Dellert was declared duly elected and installed 
as pastor of the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church according to 
the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the 
benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

William L. Painter, Jr., Chairman 
T. Clyde Auman, Clerk 



COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications were read to 
Presbytery: 

An invitation from the Bunnlevel Church for Presbytery to meet there 
for the Fall Meeting was read and accepted. 

A letter from The Rev. Vance Barron, of Chapel Hill expressing thanks 
to Fayetteville Presbytery for the help received toward rebuilding the 
Chapel Hill Church, following a fire. 

A letter from The Rev. Charles Hollingsworth with a motion to instruct 
the Trustees of Presbytery to sell the McNair Memorial Presbyterian 
Church property and give the proceeds to the Committee on National 
Ministries. This was adopted. 

A letter from Mrs. T. H. Lingerfelt announcing that the Women of the 
Church have scholarships available to Young People going to College. 

Reports of the Commissions to install the Rev. A. Jackson Morrison, at 
:he Montpelier Church and the Rev. James Dellert at the Brownson 
Memorial Church were read and admitted to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
A. Jackson Morrison as pastor of the Montpelier Presbyterian Chu»*3h 
met at the church at 3:00 p.m., on Oct. 20, 1968. The following were 
present: Ministers: Dr. Cheves K. Ligon, Dr. Albert IM. Wells, Rev. Alton 
C. Trivette. 

Ruling Elders: W. C. Covington, S. J. Womble, A. C. Mclnnis, John A, 
McKay II, Franklin P. McNeill, Charles F. Murray, Sr., J. H. Peden. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. Cheves K. Ligon was elected 
Chairman and J. H. Peden Clerk. The Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. Dr. Cheves K. Ligon presided and 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 323 

propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. Albert N. Wells preached 
the sermon. Elder W. C. Covington, Ruling Elder gave a prayer. Rev. 
Alton C. Trivette charged the minister. Dr. Cheves K. Ligon charged the 
congregation. Rev. A. Jackson Morrison was declared duly elected and 
installed as pastor of the Montpelier Presbyterian Church according to 
the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the 
benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon' Chairman 
J. H. Peden, Clerk 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Mr. Harvey Oliver gave the report of 
Presbytery's Council. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

The Council met January 14, and heard reports and approved the 
recommendations of the Major Committees which will be presented to 
Presbytery. 

The Council calls attention to the National Ministries Report, 
paragraph 3, regarding minimum salary of pastors. (Please read the 
resolution passed by the General Assembly as contained in that report.) 

1. Based upon both the resolution and our conviction that the minimum 
salary should be increased because of the increased cost of living, the 
Council recommends that the minimum base salary be increased from 
$4800. to $5400. annually, that the professional expense continue to be 
$1200. in addition to the base salary, and that the total MAF dues and 
General Assembly Group Insurance be paid by the church. 

2. The Council recommends that Presbytery vote today on the proposed 
merger of the Presbyterian Church U.S., with the Reformed Church in 
America. 

3. The Council urges churches to meet the $50,000. challenge offered 
Camp Monroe. 

4. Council welcomes Mrs. Ruth Cheney, Area D.C.E. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

WORLD MISSIONS: The report of the World Missions Committee was 
given by the Chairman, The Rev. Robert Park. The report was the order 
of the day at 11 :00 A.M., at which time the chairman introduced The Rev. 
Thomas W. Foley, missionary on leave from Brazil. Mr. Foley spoke on 
the theme, "God is at work in our world even as in the world of Paul." 
Announcements were made concerning the dates for speaking 
appointments of the itinerating missionaries. The report was received as 
information and the following recommendations were adopted: 

1. That churches select one of the centers and encourage members to 
hear one of the missionaries. 

2. That churches urge members to attend the meeting in Fayetteville 
First Church on February 21, 



324 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

3. That churches use the film "Faith in Revolution." 

4 That pending the adoption of this report Presbytery hear the 
Reverend Thomas W. Foley, missionary to Brazil. 

Respectfully submitted 
Robert F. Park, Chairman 

VOTE ON UNION WITH THE RCA: The proposed plan of union of the 
Presbyterian Church in the United States and the Reformed Church in 
America was read by the Stated Clerk, Mr. Arrowood. Presbytery 
disapproved of the plan of union by the vote of 75 against and 72 for. 

INSTALLATION OF AREA DCE: Mrs. Edna Cheney was introduced 
and in an impressive ceremony was installed as the Area Director of 
Christian Education by the Rev. Robert 0. Freeman. 

The Prayer of consecration was given by the Rev. Larry Parker, pastor 
of St. Pauls Church. 

The charge to the Area Worker was given by Mrs. Frank S. Jones. 

The charge to the Presbytery was given by the Rev. Robert Turner, 
Regional Director of Christian Education. 

INTRODUCTIONS: Chaplain Robert W. Gushau, 82nd Airborne 
division, from the Synod of Ohio, UPUSA; The Rev. Robert Turner, 
Synod of North Carolina, Regional Director, Mecklenburg Presbytery, 
were introduced and invited to sit as visiting brethren. 

Presbytery Area workers introduced: Miss Eloise Wells, Concord 
Presbytery; Miss Helen Jackson, Granville Presbytery; Miss Sarah 
Wilson, Kings Mountain Presbytery; Mrs. Frank S, Jones, Kings 
Mountain Presbytery; Miss Sara McNeil, Orange Presbytery: Mrs. Earl 
F. Thompson, Winston Salem Presbytery; and Miss Beatrice Kiser from 
the Synod Office of Christian Education. 

Others recognized were: Mrs. Frank McNeill, member of Fayetteville 
Presbytery Christian Education Committee and wife of Presbytery's 
Moderator. Miss Mary Anna Wells, DCE at the Lumberton Presbyterian 
Church; Miss Jennie Wyatt, DCE First Presbyterian Church, 
Fayetteville, member of Presbytery's Christian Education Committee 
and former Presbytery Area Worker; Mrs. George Houck former 
Presbytery Area Worker. Mr. Jim Pharr, Religious Editor, Fayetteville 
Observer and Methodist Layman. 

RECESS: Presbytery took recess for lunch at 12:55 after being led in 
prayer by the Rev. George Cheney. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

RECONVENE: Presbytery reconvened at 2:00 P.M. 

MODERATOR NOMINEE: The Rev. Jerry Cooke was elected 
Moderator-Nominee for the April meeting of Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: The Report of 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work was given by the 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 325 

Chairman, The Rev. Robert G. Hall. The report with its 
recommendations was adopted and is as follows: 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work has dissolved the 
pastoral relationship between the Lumberton Church Session and the 
Assistant Pastor, Rev. William C. Hull. Mr. Hull plans to go to the mission 
field, and is remaining as a member of this Presbytery. 

The Commission has dissolved the pastoral relationship between the 
Rev. Larry Parker and the Benson and Unity Churches, and approved the 
call of the St. Pauls Church to Mr. Parker. 

The Commission has approved the calls of the Erwin and Sardis 
Churches to the Rev. Ruffner Lowman. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the following Stated Supply relationships for 1969 be approved: 

A. The Rev. A. Douglas McArn to the Philadelphus Church. 

B. The Rev. C. Rees Jenkins to Big Rockfish Church. 

C. The Rev. S. T. Sniveley to the Palestine Church. 

2. That the following changes in the terms of calls to pastors be 
approved: 

Bethesda for Rev. W. C. Neill, salary from $6,100.00 to $6,500; 
Professional expense from $2,200 to $2,300. Antioch for Rev. Ben 
Ferguson, professional expense from $1900 to $2,050. Barbecue for Rev. 
James MacKenzie, professional expense from $790 to $970. Bensalem for 
Rev. Dawes Graybeal, salary from $5,200 to $5,400. Manse utilities; 
Bethel for Rev. Allan Smyth, professional expense from $1,000 to $1,100; 
Big Rockfish for Rev. C. Rees Jenkins, salary from $2,900 to $3,600; 
Cameron Hill for Rev. C. I. Calcote, salary from $2,900 to $3,000.00; First 
Carthage for Rev. B. E. Dotson, salary from $5,750 to $6,000.00. Church in 
the Pines for Rev. J. T. Young, Jr., salary from $8,000 to $8,500; car 
expense from $700 to $800. 

First Dunn, for Rev. Eugene C. Ensley, salary from $7,200 to $7,800.; 
Elise for Rev. Richard A. Park, salary from $6,500 to $7,000. ; Galatia for 
Rev. H. Dewey Herring, salary from $6,500 to $7,000.; Grove for Rev. 
Burriss M. Bender, salary from $4,200 to $4,500. Highland for Rev. Geo. R. 
Cheney, Jr. increase housing allowance from $1200 to $2100.00. ; Jackson 
Springs for Rev. Fred H. Currie, salary from $4,800 to $4,868; professional 
expense from $800 to $1200. ; Laurinburg for Rev. A. N. Wells, salary from 
$10,500 to $11,700.; Laurinburg for Rev. Peter M. Jorgensen, salary from 
$5,550 to $6J50. ; Lillington for Rev. Robert F. Park, salary from $6,000 to 
$6,250; utilities $250.; Lumberton First for Rev. Robert F. Sloop, 
salary from $9,600 to $10,200.; MacPherson for Rev. Charles E. 
Kirkpatrick, salary from $6,600 to $6,900; professional expense from 
$1,100 to $1,200. 10 percent M.A.F. 

Montpelier for Rev. A. Jackson Morrison, salary from $4,500 to $4,800; 
Parkton for Rev. Jerry R. Cook, professional expense from $700 to $1200. 
Plainview for Rev. Randolph Griffith, salary from $2400 to $3000. 
professional expense from $408 to $400. ; $36.00 telephone. ; Providence for 
Rev. Julian D. Nesselrodt, salary from $4,550 to $4,600. ; Raeford for Rev. 
Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., salary from $9,200 to $9,500.; Rowland for Rev. 
Charles J. Hollings worth, salary from $2,250 to $2,500. ; Sherwood for Rev. 



326 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

George F. Houck, salary from $6,000 to $6,240; $400 utilities; 10 percent 
M.A.F. Group Ins. Smyrna for Rev. A. A. Myers Group Insurance; West 
End for Rev. William L. Painter, Jr., salarv from $5,000 to $5,200.00. 

3. That the call of the Saint Pauls Church to the Rev. Larry Parker be 
approved and that a Commission be appointed to install him. 

4. That the Reverend H. Ruffner Lowman be examined for membership 
in Fayetteville Presbytery, and pending a satisfactory examination, 
Commissions be appointed to install him as pastor of Erwin and Sardis 
Churches. 

5. That the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Chester W. 
Kimbrough and the Ebenezer Church be dissolved, as of March 1, 1969, 
and that he be granted a letter of transfer to Orange Presbytery. 

Mr. Ruffner Lowman was then examined according to the Book of 
Church Order on his views: in Theology by the Rev. Robert Gustafson; 
Christian Experience by the Moderator; Church Government by the Rev. 
S. T. Snively. The examination was sustained as satisfactory, the calls 
from the Erwin and Sardis Churches were approved and placed in his 
hands, he accepted the calls and then signed the roll of Fayetteville 
Presbytery as a member. 

The following calls were approved and accepted: 

From the Erwin Presbyterian Church for the Rev. H. Ruffner Lowman, 
Salary $3,520.00; 10 percent M.A.F. $1200. Annual auto expense; $800. 
Household expense; one month vacation, 

From the Sardis Presbyterian Church for the Rev. H. Ruffner Lowman, 
Salary $1,900.00; 10 percent M.A.F.; Group Insurance; One month's 
vacation. 

From the St. Pauls Presbyterian Church for Rev. Larry G. Parker, 
Salary $6,000.00; M.A.F. $1,150 Auto expense; $250 book allowance; 
$600.00 household expense; Manse; Moving expense; one month's 
vacation; two weeks for continuing education; group insurance. 

From the Philadelphus Presbyterian Church for Rev. A. Douglas 
McArn, Stated Supply, Salary $4,200.00 of which $1,600 shall be for Manse 
expense; $1,600 for professional expense, M.A.F. 

From the Big Rockfish Presbyterian Church for the Rev. S. T. Snively, 
salary $1,560.00; 10 percent M.A.F.; $30.00 per month car expense; one 
month's vacation. 

From the Mt. Tabor Presbyterian Church for Rev. A. Douglas McArn 
as Stated Supply for year 1969 for $600,000. 

REPORT OF COMMISSION ON INSTALLATIONS: The Rev. B. E. 
Dotson presented the following Commissions to install Mr. Parker at St. 
Pauls and Mr. Lowman at ferwin and Sardis: 

To install Rev. Larry G. Parker at St. Pauls Presbyterian Church on 
March 9, 1969 at 7:30, P.M., Rev. George F. Houck to preside; Rev. 
Eugene Ensley to preach the sermon; Rev. Stedman B. Bryan to charge 
the minister; Elder Alton Parker to charge the congregation; with Elder? 
Murray Alford and Duncan McGoogan to complete the Commission. 

To install Rev. H. Ruffner Lowman at the Sardis Presbyterian Church 
on February 23, 1969 at 2:30 P.M., Rev. Cheves K. Ligon to preside; Rev. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 327 

R. S. Arrowood to preach the sermon; Rev. D. H. Dulin to charge the 
Pastor; Elder James McNeill Williams to charge congregation; with 
Rev. Claire S. Albright and Elders C. Wayne Collier and Carl A. Mathews 
completing the Commission. 

To install Rev. H. Ruffner Lowman at Erwin Presbyterian Church, 
February 23, 1969 at 7:30 P.M., Rev. Eugene C. Ensley to preside; Rev.' 
Cheves K. Ligon to preach the sermon; Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson to 
charge the Pastor; Elder Guyton Smith to charge the Congregation; with 
Elders C Wayne Collier and Wade Lucas completing the Commission. 

These were approved. 

The Rev. Howard Gilkeson presented the following motion: That the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work be instructed to investigate 
whether the Presbytery can delegate to the Commission on the Minister 
and His Work the approval of changes in the terms of the Minister's calls 
and report to next meeting of Presbytery. 

This was approved. 

AD INTERIM COMMITTEE ON BOUNDARIES: The report of the Ad 
Interim Committee on Boundaries was given by the Stated Clerk, Mr. 
Robert S. Arrowood. The report was adopted as follows : 

After two meetings of the Committee and a careful study of Synod's 
proposed boundaries of the Presbyteries of Synod, your committee offers 
the following report: 

1. Whereas: Orange Presbytery was organized nearly two hundred 
years ago; Concord, one hundred and seventy five; Fayetteville over one 
hundred and fifty years; and Wilmington, one hundred years. This noble 
heritage should not be lightly regarded, and such honored names should 
not be discarded without good reason; which sufficient reason we have 
been unable to discover. 

2. And Whereas: The boundaries of the proposed Presbytery V 1 is of 
such great size, comprising an area of about 20,000 square miles; such 
distances of travel would make interim committee work well nigh 
impossible; the large area would make attendance at the meetings of 
Presbytery difficult; the numerical size of the Presbytery, with a 
possible membership of three hundred and sixty five, (should the union 
with the R.C.A. be consumated), would make possible the entertaining of 
Presbytery to only a few large churches or institutions; the vast expanses 
of territory would make it impossible for the Executive Secretary, the 
Presbytery Director of Christian Education, and the several committees 
of Presbytery to look after all the churches and organizations; so the 
boundaries of Presbytery V 1 do not comply with the sentence of the 
Assembly Guidelines, pp 130,255, 257, "The Presbytery, ideally, should be 
constructed to be large enough to execute the program of the church in its 
area, and small enough to exercise pastoral oversight over all the 
churches within its membership." 

3. And Whereas; Our neighbor, Wilmington Presbytery, has already 
strongly rejected the structure of the proposed boundaries and would be 
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328 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THEREFORE: We, the Ad Interim Committee on Boundaries, 
recommend to Fayetteville Presbytery that the Presbytery dissent from 
the proposed restructuring of the boundaries of Synod in so far as it 
applies to Presbytery V 1. And in support of the recommendation, we 
quote the following sentence in a letter from Rev. John M. Walker, 
Chairman of Synod's Committee on Boundaries, "I will frankly say that 
the union of Granville-Albemarle and Fayetteville- Wilmington is by far 
the weakest part of the plan under study." 

Respectfully submitted, 

R. S. Arrowood, Chairman 

Other members of the Committee: Rev. B. E. Dotson, Rev. A. N. Wells, 

Ruling Elders, Mr. W. Lamont Brown. Jr., Jerome B. Clark, Jr., and Mr. 

E. W. Smith. 

TREASURER'S REPORT: The report of the Treasurer was given by 
the Executive Secretary. The report was adopted as follows: 

TREASURER REPORT 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES 

World Missions 63,708.27 

Church Extension 20,995.80 

Christian Education 10,152.47 

Annuities and Relief 9,581.77 

General Fund 17,932.03 

Inter Church Agencies 300.37 $122,670.71 

SYNOD CAUSES 

Church Extension 4,595.62 

Presbyterian Home 7,659.41 

Barium Springs 14,447.75 

Christian Education 7,719.48 

Guidance Program 3,334.10 

Educational Institutions 40,820.15 

Campus Christian Life 9,251.37 

Inter-Church Relations 1,081.33 

Contingent Salary Fund 270.33 $89,179.54 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES 

Church Extension 43,583.55 

Office 19,384.06 

Manse 2,463.03 

Higher Education 4,024.95 

Camp Monroe 17,631.66 

Candidates 750.92 

Church and Society 300.36 88,518.75 

TOTAL BUDGETED $300,369.00 



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Presbytery Tax 


16,082.08 


Assembly non-budgeted 


19,944.08 


Synod non-budgeted 


6,427.12 


Presbytery non-budgeted 


45,955.00 


Camp Monroe Campaign 




Miscellaneous 


45.00 


Barnabas Fellowship 


2,450.94 


GRAND TOTAL 


$391,273.22 



Assembly non-budgeted: Presbyterian Development Fund, Overseas 
Relief, Halt Hunger. Synod non-budgeted: Barium Springs Clothing, 
Summer Conference Fund, Memorials to Barium Springs and 
Presbyterian Home, Seminary Advance, St. Andrews College, Barium 
Springs Christmas Gift Fund. Miscellaneous: Friends of the Seminary. 

RECEIPTS FROM CHURCHES 
Budgeted and Non-budgeted as of January 7 



Amy's Chapel 


$ 


Eagle Springs 


30 


Antioch 


1992 


Ebenezer 


352 


Ashpole 


2984 


Elise 


4547 


Ashworth 


655 


Ephesus 


459 


Barbecue 


613 


Erwin 


1504 


Bensalem 


655 


Eureka 


1588 


Benson 


668 


Fairmont First 


403 


Bethesda 


11,983 


Fayetteville First 


35,181 


Bethel 


275 


Flat Branch 


336 


Berea 


102 


Friendship 


781 


Big Rockfish 


1249 


Galatia 


2320 


Bluff 


1365 


Godwin 


679 


Bonnie Doone 


361 


Grove 


775 


Brownson Memorial 


13,309 


Highland 


41,695 


Bunnlevel 


497 


Hope Mills 


995 


Cameron 


1801 


Horseshoe 


51 


Cameron Hill 


103 


Iona 


2390 


Campbellton 


382 


Jackson Springs 


1865 


Cape Fear 


120 


Lakeview 


360 


Carthage 


7973 


Laurel Hill 


4554 


Cedar Rock 


242 


Laurinburg 


36,717 


Centre 


3520 


Leaflet 


1130 


Church in the 




Lillington 


6272 


Pines 


8525 


Lumber Bridge 


773 


Church of the 




Lumberton 


28,296 


Covenant 


726 


MacPherson 


12,292 


College Heights 


1614 


Manly 


481 


Comfort 


610 


Maxton First 


11,029 


Community 


3243 


McMillan 


766 


Culdee 


2663 


Middleton Heights 


1191 


Cypress 


1208 


Midway 


1203 


Dunn 


7932 


Montpelier 


5969 



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Mt. Pelier 


68 


Rowland 


4543 


Mt. Pisgah 


1660 


Sardis 


816 


Mt. Tabor 


610 


Sherwood 


1112 


Olivia 


415 


Shiloh 


766 


Palestine 


423 


Smyrna 


1168 


Parkton 


1893 


Spring Lake First 


1173 


Peace 


3670 


St. Pauls 


4964 


Pembroke 


78 


Summerville 


32 


Philadelphia 


242 


Sunnyside 


2189 


Philippi 


506 


Trinity 


3050 


Plainview 


71 


Union 


625 


Pleasant View 


485 


Unity 


104 


Priest Hill 


279 


Vass 


477 


Providence 


240 


Vaughn Memorial 


3206 


Raeford 


21,715 


Village 


262 


Raven Rock 


225 


West End 


5647 


Red Springs 


14,929 


Westminster 


1548 


Rex 


1182 






PLEDGES TO 1969 


BUDGET 




Amy's Chapel 


$ 


College Heights 


1000 


Antioch 


3500 


Camp Monroe 


200 


Ashpole 


1800 


St. Andrews 


300 


Camp Monroe 


500 


Comfort 


300 


Ashworth 


800 


Community 


2400 


Barbecue 


600 


Culdee 


1800 


Bensalem 


1000 


Cypress 


925 


Benson 


560 


Dunn 


8580 


Berea 


100 


Missionary support 


1680 


Bethel 


325 


Eagle Springs 




Camp Monroe 


150 


Ebenezer 


250 


St. Andrews 


25 


Elise 




Bethesda 


1840 


Ephesus 


400 


Big Rockfish 


520 


Erwin 


1000 


Bluff 


900 


Eureka 


1700 


Bonnie Doone 


334 


Fairmont First 




Brownson Memorial 


15,400 


Fayetteville First 


34,985 


Bunnlevel 


425 


Other 


16,500 


Union Seminary 


100 


Flat Branch 


605 


Special 


40 


Friendship 


432 


Cameron 


1800 


Galatia 


3450 


Cameron Hill 




Godwin 


500 


Campbellton 




Grove 


320 


Cape Fear 


75 


Highland 


30,800 


Carthage 


5200 


Camp Monroe 


6,000 


Cedar Rock 


200 


Hope Mills 


950 


Centre 


2860 


Horseshoe 


75 


Church in the 




Iona 


1700 


Pines 


6500 


Jackson Springs 


1000 


Camp Monroe 


500 


Lakeview 


400 


Church of the 




Laurel Hill 


3300 


Covenant 


550 


Laurinburg 


28,990 



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Leaflet 


1200 


Priest Hill 


275 


Lillington 


3600 


Providence 


150 


Missionary 


900 


Raeford 


20,123 


Lumber Bridge 


300 


Raven Rock 


200 


Barium Springs 


100 


Red Springs 


13,600 


St. Andrews 


100 


Rex 


550 


Camp Monroe 


100 


Rowland 




Lumberton 


12,650 


Sardis 


475 


Missionary Support 


4,800 


Sherwood 


600 


MacPherson 


10,914 


Shiloh 


750 


Manly 




Camp Monroe 


150 


Maxton First 


8000 


St. Andrews 


25 


McMillan 


300 


Smyrna 


1100 


Middleton Heights 


784 


Spring Lake First 


750 


Midway 


1000 


Barium Springs 


350 


Montpelier 


4600 


St. Pauls 


5250 


Mt. Pelier 




Summerville 


300 


Mt. Pisgah 


1400 


Sunnyside 


900 


Mt. Tabor 


425 


Trinity 


3200 


Olivia 


400 


Union 




Palestine 
Parkton 


360 
1200 


Unity 
Vass 


128 
250 


Peace 

Pembroke 

Phadelphus 


2800 


Vaughn Memorial 

Village 

West End 


2780 

300 

3600 


Philippi 




Westminster 


1500 


Plain view 


125 






Pleasant View 


414 


Total pledged 


$317,224 



NATIONAL MINISTRIES: The Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick, Chairman, 
gave the report of the National Ministries Committee. The report was 
received as information. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS: Presbytery resolved itself into a Committee 
of the Whole, under the chairmanship of The Rev. W. H. Morrison, for the 
examination of Sessional Records, by the members of Presbytery. After 
30 minutes the Committee completed its work and arose. The Moderator 
resumed his chair and the business of the day was resumed. 

REPORT ON CANDIDATES: The report on Candidates was given by 
the Rev. A. N. Wells. Dr. Wells presented Mr. Arthur Smith Gatewood, a 
Junior at Union Theological Seminary and member of the Laurinburg 
Presbyterian Church, to be examined ascandidate for the ministry. The 
examination was sustained as satisfactory and his name was placed on 
the roll of Fayetteville Presbytery as a candidate for the ministry. The 
report was received as information. 

UNSCHEDULED BUSINESS: Report of Administrative Commission 
for Fairmont Church : The report of this Commission was given by the 
Rev. Cortez Cooper. Mr. Cooper reviewed the steps leading up to and 
after the appointment of this Commission. Presbytery then, at the 



332 MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 

request of the Commission, dissolved the Commission and further 
commended the Commission for its work and the Church for its patience. 

Adopted. 

The Rev. Howard Gilkeson presented the following resolutions: 

Be it resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery call upon the General 
Assembly of North Carolina to pass "Implied Consent" Legislation. 

Be it further resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery call upon the 
General Assembly of North Carolina to pass legislation which will 
penalize those who sell alcohol in any form to those persons who are 
under age. 

I move that upon adoption of the foregoing resolutions copies be sent to 
the legislators from the area of Fayetteville Presbytery as well as copies 
released to the press (newspapers, radio and TV) and that Sessions, 
congregations of the Presbytery and other Christian bodies be invited to 
join in an effort to more effectively control alcohol. The Resolutions were 
adopted. 

REPORT ON HIGHER EDUCATION: The report of the Committee on 
Higher Education was made by the Rev. John Brothers who presented 
Mr. Clifton Blue who reported briefly on the St. Andrews Forward 
Campaign. The report was received as information. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The report on Christian Education was 
made by The Rev. Wm. Painter, for the Chairman, Mr. Freeman. The 
report on the work in Christian Education that has been done and is 
planned for the Spring and Summer. This was received as information 
and the following recommendation was adopted: 

1. The C. E. Committee has asked Mrs. Cneney to make a survey of 
the education program in all the churches of Fayetteville Presbytery 
Therefore, we recommend that eacn church welcome her and that the 
minister, Superintendent of S. S., Strengthening the Church Chrmn. and 
any other education leaders meet with her at their mutual convenience. 

R. 0. Freeman, Chairman 

REPORT ON PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE 

CONSTITUTION: The report on the proposed amendments to the 

Constitution was made by the Rev. J.V.C. Summerell. Seven 

amendments were proposed. Presbytery answered these by the following 

votes : 

Amendment to Sec. 8-11 For 64; Against 

Amendment to Chap. 22 For 63; against 

Amendment to Sec. 25-3b For 58 ; against 

Amendment to Sec. 26-1 For 63 ; against 1 

Amendment to Chap. 31 For 54; against 4 

Amendment to Chap. 32 For 36; against 35 

Amendment to Chap. 33 For 31 ; against 32 

NOMINATIONS: The report on Nominations was made by the Rev. B. 
E. Dotson. The following nominations were approved: 

Elder Worth Moore, of Fayetteville, to Committee on Assembly's and 
Synod's Agencies to replace Mrs. Kathleen Cook in the class of 1972. 

The Reverend James Dellert to the Christian Education Committee, to 
class of 1970, to replace the Rev. H. L. Wilson. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 333 

The Reverend John Steele to be named chairman. Presbyterian Survey 
Committee. 

Mr. Herbert Johnson, Coats to the Committee on National Ministries, in 
the class of 1971, replacing Mr. Billy L. Hair. 

ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: The report on Assembly's 
and Synod's Agencies was given by Mr. Arrowood for the Chairman, Mr. 
Ben Wicks. Mr. Wm. Atkins spoke briefly on the work of the High Point 
Home. The report was received as information. 

REPORT ON SESSIONAL RECORDS: The report on Sessional 
Records was made by the Rev. W. H. Morrison. All books examined were 
approved. Those churches not bringing their books were ordered to bring 
them to the Spring meeting of Presbytery. 

The following motion relating to checking of Sessional Records was 
introduced by Mr. Robert Temple: 

"I move that the Committee on Sessional Records seek to discover a 
way by which the Minutes of the Sessions may be examined without 
consuming such a large portion of the time during the meeting ' of 
Presbytery, and that the Committee report its findings to Presbytery at 
its Spring Meeting." 

This was adopted. 



OVERTURE 

from the 

SESSION OF LAURINBURG PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

WHEREAS, responsible and informed leaders and groups representing 
many areas of society are affirming that the population crisis in the world 
as a whole and as it affects the United States is a most pressing problem 
mankind faces; and 

WHEREAS, millions of people are already dying from starvation, 
malnutrition or from diseases stemming from inadequate nutrition and 
social deprivation; and 

WHEREAS, most of the serious problems before us today, such as the 
pollution of air, water, and soil, political difficulties, war, economic 
injustice, social inequality and others are all related to the large and 
rapidly growing population; and 

WHEREAS, experts agree that simply feeding the existing population 
during the next decade will make our present difficulties seem like child's 
play; and 

WHEREAS, the public, both Christian and secular, seems insufficiently 
aware of the gravity and the imminence oi the population crisis ; and 

WHEREAS, the Scriptures teach that human life and personality are the 
gift of God, and that therefore every person born into this world has a 
right to at least a minimal standard of existence and opportunity ; and 

WHEREAS, Jesus looked upon the multitudes and "had compassion on 
them"; and 



334 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

WHEREAS, the Church must be concerned for the world our children and 
our children's children will inherit as well as our present world; be it 
therefore resolved that the Presbytery of Fayetteville overture the 
General Assembly: 

( 1 ) To use whatever means it deems proper to bring the matter of 
the population problem in its many dimensions to the attention of 
the whole Church as a matter for Christian and moral concern; 

(2) To request the Council on Church and Society and other 
appropriate bodies to conduct inquiries and prepare suitable study 
materials dealing with Christian responsibility in the population 
crisis; and 

(3) To recommend additional ways in which the Church both 
individually and corporately may become better informed and 
more deeply involved in this matter and may express its concern 
and moral influence. 

Approved by Fayetteville 
Presbytery, Feb. 4, 1969 
Adopted by Laurinburg Church Session, January 19, 1969. 



COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS: The report of the Committee on 
Resolutions was given by the Rev. Larry Parker, Chairman. The report 
was adopted as follows: 

BE IT RESOLVED - That Fayetteville Presbytery express its thanks to 
the pastors, staff, and members of the Highland Presbyterian Church for 
inviting us to use their sanctuary and facilities for its 358th Stated 
Meeting. For the reverent serving of Communion, the worshipful 
atmosphere, the warm fellowship, and the bountiful meal, we are truly 
grateful. 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED - that the Presbytery express its thanks to 
The Reverend Thomas W. Foley for his able presentation of the challenge 
of World Missions. 

BE IT ALSO RESOLVED - that we cordially welcome Mrs. Ruth Cheney, 
Area D.C.E., to our Presbytery and express our gratitude to Dr. Robert 
Turner, Mrs. Frank Jones, and the other distinguished directors of 
Christian Education for participating in our Presbytery's recognition of 
Mrs. Cheney: 

FINALLY, BE IT RESOLVED - that the Presbytery commend our 
Moderator, Ruling Elder Frank McNeill, for the dignified and efficient 
manner in which he carried out his obligation of office. 

Larry Parker, Chairman 

S. T. Snively 

J. H. Poole 

Committee on Resolutions 

Respectfully submitted, 



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PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: There being no invitation for a meeting 
place for the May 6, 1969 Meeting of Presbytery, this matter was placed in 
the hands of the Program Committee. 

READING OF MINUTES: The Minutes of Presbytery were read and 
approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with a prayer by the Rev. 
Cheves Ligon. 

Frank McNeill, Moderator 
A.C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 
R.S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 






336 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY-NINTH STATED MEETING 
OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Route 1, Laurel Hill, N.C. 
May 6, 1969 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and Fifty-Ninth 
Stated Meeting at Camp Monroe, Rt. 1, Laurel Hill, N. C, on May 6th, 
1969. The meeting was called to order at 9:30 a.m., by the Moderator 
Elder Frank McNeill who led the meeting in prayer. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: R. S. 
Arrowood, Vance C. Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, Burriss M. Bender, John 

A. Brothers, Jr., Stedman B. Bryan, Laurence C. Calhoun, G. R. Cheney, 
Jr., Jerry R. Cook, Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., Rufus A. Cromartie, Fred H. 
Currie, James R. Dellert, B. E. Dotson, E. C. Ensley, Ben Ferguson, R. 
O. Freeman, W. K. Fitch, Jr., Howard W. Gilkeson, W. S. Golden, Dawes 

B. Graybeal, Robert G. Hall, Billy H. Herring, H. Dewey Herring, Go. F. 
Houch, C. Rees Jenkins, Peter M. Jorgenson, Lawrence Kessler, Chas. E. 
Kirkpatrick, Cheves K. Ligon, H. Ruffner Lowman, Jr., Leighton B. 
McKeithen, James McKinnon, Louis C. LaMotte, Robert A. Massey, 
Ansley C. Moore, A. J. Morrison, W. H. Morrison, David H. Moylan, A. A. 
Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, Julian D. Nesselrodt, Dan E. Norman, Robert 
Park, Larry Parker, R. L. Prince, R. F. Sloop, Frank E. Smith, Allen 
Smyth, S. T. Snively, John S. Steele, J.V.C. Summerell, Robert L. 
Temple, Alton Trivette, Robert L. Turner, Robert Urie, A. N. Wells, 
Henry L. Willis, J. T. Young. 

The following Churches were enrolled with their respective 
representatives: Antioch, W. L. Gibson; Ashpole, W. B. Bracey; 
Bethesda, Frank A. McNeill; Big Rockfish, Guy 0. Loftis; Bluff 
Clarence H. Starling; Bonnie Doone, Fred Welch; Brownson Mem., D. E 
Holt; Cameron, A. L. Keith; Cape Fear, Wesley W. Harvell; Carthage. 
Lewis Bambauer; Centre, Ben A. White; Church In The Pines, Lester' 
Morgan; Church of the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; Comfort, Clyde Barnes; 
Community, W. H. Ehrhardt; Culdee, W. E. Black; First Dunn, W. W 
Cunningham, Jr., Ephesus, J. M. Wallace; Erwin, Thos. M. McDonald; 
Eureka, Joe W. Blue; Fairmont, J. Wilton Lewis; First Fayetteville, 
Richard P. Taylor; Flat Branch, Ishmael McDonald; Galatia, T. A. 
Mclnnis; Godwin, Eunice D. Graham; Highland, Thos. A. Hood; Laurel 
Hill, Albert R. McMillan; Laurinburg, Tom John ; Leaflet, D. P. Ray, Jr., 
Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; First Lumberton, H. T. McDuffie; 
Maxton, M. F. McGirt; McMillan, Thos. W. Strickland; McPherson, E. 
M. McDaniel; Middleton Heights, Henry M. Causey, Jr.; Midway, B. K. 
McRae; Monteplier, A. E. Shaw, III; Mt. Pisgah, F. C. Sloan; Palestine, 
W. M. Bowden; Palkton, Lacy Armstrong; Pembroke, T. E. Maness; 
Pleasant View, Sam L. Brazelton; Priest Hill, I. F. Flinchum; 
Providence, Elbert Stephenson; Raeford, James B. McLeod; Red 
Springs, John K. McGirt; Rex, F. G. Williams; Rowland, C. J. 
Cottingham; Sardis, Wayne Collier, Shiloh, Fred Riley; Smyrna, Lonnie 
P. Smith; St. Pauls, W. A. McKay, Jr.; Sunnyside, R. A. Averitt; 






MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 337 

Sherwood, J. W. Dawson; Trinity, Lindsey Thomas; Union, J. M. Kelly; 
Unity, Henry T. Barefoot; Vaughn Mem., Henry C. Campen; Village, W. 
A. Bissette; West End, Allan McDonald; Westminister, Duncan Stanton. 
This was quorum present. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS: The 
Rev. Jerry Cooke was unanimously elected Moderator. Rev. Peter 
Jorgensen and Rev. James McKinnon were elected Temporary Clerks. 

REPORT OF PROGRAM COMMITTEE: Elder Frank McNeill, the 
retiring Moderator presented the prepared docket as the program for the 
day. With slight changes it was adopted as amended. 

WELCOME: The Rev. W. C. Neill gave cordial welcome to Camp 
Monroe, calling attention to the new facilities and making necessary 
announcements. 

APPOINTMENT OF COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS: The 
Moderator appointed the following Standing Committee on Resolutions: 
Rev. Allan Smythe, Chairman, Eld. Lacy Armstrong and the Rev. Dewey 
Herring. 

COMMUNICATIONS: 

1. Requests from the following ministers to be excused from attendance 
at Presbytery: Dr. James Appleby, Dr. Leslie Bullock, Rev. Ray 
Dickens, Rev. James McLeod, Rev. Richard Park, Rev. Robert Poole 
and Rev. Grant Sharpe. 

2. 2. An invitation from the Big Rockfish Church for Presbytery to 
meet there for the Adjourned Meeting June 29, 1969. This invitation was 
accepted. 

3. Reports from the Commissions appointed to install the Rev. Larry 
Parker in the St. Pauls Church and the Rev. Ruffner Lowman in the 
Erwin and Sardis Churches were admitted to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Larry Glenn Parker as pastor of the St. Pauls Presbyterian Church met 
at the church at 7 : 15 p.m. , on March 9, 1969. 

The following were present: Ministers: George Houck, Eugene Ensley, 
Cheves Ligon ; Ruling Elders : Murray Alford, Alton Parker and Duncan 
McGoogan. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. George Houck was elected 
Chairman and Cheves Ligon Clerk. Jhe Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. George Houck presided and propounded the 
constitutional questions. Eugene Ensley preached the sermon. Cheves 
Ligon charged the minister. Alton C. Parker charged the congregation. 
Mr. Murray Alford read scripture. Rev. Larry Parker was declared duly 
elected and installed as pastor of the St. Pauls Church according to the 
Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by 
the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Geo. F. Houch, Chairman 
Cheves K. Ligon, Clerk 



338 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
H. Ruffner Lowman as pastor of the Sardis Presbyterian Church met at 
the church at 2:30 p.m., on February 23, 1969. The following were present: 
Ministers; Cheves K. Ligon, R. S. Arrowood, D. H. Dulin, Claire S. 
Albright. Ruling Elders; James M. Williams, Carl A. Matthews, and C. 
Wayne Collier. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. Cheves K. Ligon was elected 
Chairman and James McN. Williams Clerk. The Commission then met 
with the congregation of the Church. Cheves K. Ligon presided and 
propounded the constitutional questions. R. S. Arrowood preached the 
sermon. D. H. Dulin charged the minister. Jas McN. Williams charged 
the congregation. Rev. H. Ruffner Lowman was declared duly elected 
and installed as pastor of the Sardis Presbyterian Church according to 
the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the 
benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon, Chairman 
James McN. Williams, Clerk 



Erwin, N. C. 
Feb. 24, 1969 

Minutes of the meeting of the Commission for the Installation of the 
Rev. H. Ruffner Lowman Jr. as pastor of the Presbyterian Church, 
Erwin, N. C, on Sunday evening, Feb. 23, 1969, and the program followed 
for the installation. 

The Commission met in the pastor's study prior to the installation and 
elected the Rev. Eugene C. Ensley, pastor, First Presbyterian Church, 
Dunn, N.C., as chairman, and Wade Lucas, ruling elder, Presbyterian 
Church, Erwin, N.C., as secretary. 

Following the singing of the hymn, "All Hail the Power of Jesus' 
Name", the Rev. Mr. Ensley, who presided, read the first eight verses of 
the sixth chapter of the Book of Micah. The choir and congregation then 
sang the hymn, "The Church-One Foundation." 

The installation sermon was preached by the Rev. Dr. Cheves K. Ligon, 
Executive Secretary, Fayetteville Presbytery, whose subject was "The 
Essence of Christianity." He took his text from the eighth verse of 
Chapter Six of the Book of Micah. It was an interesting and most 
meaningful sermon. 

Prior to Dr. Ligon's sermon, the congregation heard Mr. Ira C. Ussery, 
a member of the Erwin church, sing a solo, "Hold Thou My Hand" by 
Briggs, and a prayer by the Rev. Mr. Ensley. 

The usual constitutional questions were propounded by the Rev. Mr. 
Ensley to the Rev. Mr. Lowman, who answered each in the affirmative. 

The Charge to the Pastor was made by the Rev. Howard W. Gilkerson, 
pastor of the Middleton Heights Church. 

Mr. Guyton Smith, gave the Charge to the Congregation. 

The Prayer of Dedication was given by Mr. C. Wayne Collier, a ruling 
elder in Sardis Presbyterian Church, Linden, N. C, which the Rev. Mr. 
Lowman also serves as minister. Sardis Church was established in 1815. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTE VILLE PRESBYTERY 339 

Following the singing of the hymn, "God of the Prophets", the services 
were concluded with the benediction by the Rev. Mr. Lowman. 

Wade Lucas, Secretary for Commission 

Installation of the Rev. H. Ruffner Lowman Jr. 

as Pastor of the Presbyterian Church, Erwin, N.C., 

Sunday Evening, Feb. 23, 1969. 

Copy to the Rev. Eugene C. Ensley. 

REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CANDIDATES: The report of the 
Committee on Candidates was made by Rev. A. N. Wells. It was adopted 
as follows: "The Committee is pleased to recommend that Mr. David 
Howard Jones of the Brownson Memorial Church, Southern Pines be 
received as a candidate under care of Fayetteville Presbytery. Mr. Jones 
is a senior at Hampden-Sydney College and has completed his 
requirements for application as a candidate." 

Mr. Jones was then examined according to the Book of Church Order; 
questioned by the Moderator, gave his Christian experience, prayer by 
Rev. James Dellert, pastor and charged by Rev. Cortez Cooper. Mr. 
Jones was then enrolled as a candidate. 

REPORT OF COMMITTEES 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Elder Harvey Oliver gave the report for 
the Council. The report with its recommendations was adopted as 
follows : 

The Council of Fayetteville Presbytery was asked to devise a plan for 
examining Sessional records. The Committee on Presbytery's Work met 
and submitted the following, which the Council approves and hereby 
recommends : 

1 . That the Sessional Records be examined on a district level of the 
Presbytery at least two weeks prior to the spring meeting of 
Presbytery in central places in each district, to be named at a later 
date. 

2. That the Sessional Records be mailed or taken to these central 
places at least two weeks prior to the meeting of Presbytery. 

3. That the Presbytery's Work Committee be increased to 
seventeen persons, with a Minister and a Ruling Elder in each 
district from different churches. 

4. That the members of the Committee mail the results of their 
examination to the Committee chairman at least one week prior to 
the meeting of Presbytery, who will then make a report to 
Presbvtery at its spring meeting. 

The Council discussed the Camp Monroe Campaign, and expressed 
regrets that the contributions are far less than anticipated, and voted to 
recommend to Presbytery that 

5. June 8th be designated Camp Monroe Sunday, and that each 
Church make a special appeal and receive a special offering for the 
Camp on this Sunday, and that the Christian Education Committee 
of Presbytery implement this action. (These offerings will apply 
toward the matching fund of $50,000. which has been offered the 
Camp). The Campaign has received toward the $160,000. goal, 
$55,682.60 in money. 



340 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

But the Stewardship Committee and National Ministries Committee 
have appeared before the Council to recommend that the Reverend Paul 
Warren be called to serve as Director of Stewardship Education for a 
period of six months. Having heard the explanations for this request and 
feeling that Dr. Warren can be of lasting service to the Presbytery, the 
Council hereby recommends: 

6. That the Rev. Paul F. Warren be engaged to serve the 
Presbytery for a period of six months in the capacity of Director of 
Stewardship Eucation. 

7. That his duties shall be in general governed by the 'Job 
Analysis' and more specifically his duties will be determined by the 
Stewardship Committee of Presbytery to whom he will be directly 
responsible. 

8. That the National Ministries Committee be authorized to pay his 
salary of $800.00 per month, plus $200. professional expense per 
month. 

Other matters that have been approved by the Council will be dealt with 
in the major Committee reports. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

ORDER OF THE DAY: 11:00 a.m. As the order of the day, Rev. 
Leighton B. McKeithen introduced the Rev. James M. Grubb, 
Presbyterian Chaplain at Butner, N. C. Mr. Grubb spoke of his work with 
the blind, with alcoholics, the youth and in leading worship services. He 
then announced the opportunities available to all ministers to come and 
observe and learn. 

NATIONAL MINISTRIES: The Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick gave the 
report of the National Ministries Committee. The report was received as 
information. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The Rev. Robert O. Freeman gave the 
report of the Committee on Christian Education. The report was received 
as information and the following recommendations were adopted: 

1. That churches make use of Mrs. Ruth Cheney, our new area D.C.E. 

2. That churches urge their Church School teachers to attend the N. C. 
Covenant Life Conference and provide funds to help them attend. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert O. Freeman, Chairman 

REPORT ON WOMEN'S WORK: Dr. Cheves Ligon introduced Mrs. H. 
C. McPherson, Women of the Church, President, who gave the annual 
report of the work of the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Report was adopted. 

ANNUAL REPORT OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH (1969) 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
Mrs. H. Cone McPherson, President 
To serve the Lord in any capacity is a joy - to serve Him as Presbyterial 
President is a delight. 
Words exist for the most part for the transmission of ideas. In this 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 341 

respect they are meant to transmit appreciation and many facts of 
interest to all. 

First, appreciation to Officers, Program Chairmen, District Chairmen, 
and Standing committees for their outstanding work and support of their 
President during these two years. Their prayers and cooperation with 
their President have meant much in the activities of our local women. 
They have followed through with every request that has been made of 
them. The specific duty of each officer has been faithfully executed. 
Several have gone much farther than was required of them. To the local 
Presidents and all women of the church for their dedication as they have 
carried on the work of the Church, we are appreciative. 

Second, is many facts. Fayetteville Presbytery is a large area covering 
many square miles. Of our ninety-seven churches, ninety-one have active 
women's organizations. The total membership at last report was 6413 
with 283 circles. 

District Conferences were held in all eight Districts. Over a thousand 
women were in attendance. The total offerings were $639.43 which is to be 
used for leadership training at Montreat for women to participate in a 
special course "New Dimensions in Circles". We are very much aware of 
the need for trained leadership. 

In the interest of Christian Education, eighteen students received 
scholarships to Church affiliated Institutions: Davidson-1, Hampden- 
Sydney-1, King-2, Lees McRae-1, Montreat-Anderson-1, Peace-2, 
Presbyterian-1, Queens-2, St. Andrews-6, Union Seminary-1. A total of 
$3800 is given by the Women of the Presbytery for scholarships. College 
youth had charge of services on Christian Student Sunday in many 
churches. There was a report of increased attendance at Church Bible 
Schools. 

A Spiritual Retreat was held for all women in July at Camp Monroe 
with 250 women attending. Miss B. Lewis was the inspirational speaker 
using "Patterns of Prayer" : J .s her theme. She presented this in such a 
challenging manner that many in attendance were moved to re- evaluate 
their personal relationship with Christ through their prayer life. 

The Church-wide observance of the Joy Gift resulted in a substantial 
increase in tl e offering. 

Our Birthday Offering participants were 100 percent. Every church 
sent an offering by the appointed time. This amounted to $5357.28. 

Fifty-six women attended Synodical Training School; only eight 
attended the Women's Conference and seven attended the 
Interdenominational Conference. Women continue to seek training and 
inspiration to carry out their specific assignment. Two Presbyterian 
Chairmen attended a two-day worship of Atlanta sponsored by the Board 
of Women's Work. The Workshop held in Montreat in January for training 
in presenting the Birthday Objective was also attended. 

The World Mission Season was observed by having special speakers, 
films, and study books. White Cross supplies went out in abundance as 
requested by the Synodical Chairman. 

A planning session for in-coming officers was held. Out-going officers 
had information conferences with their successors. 

Our proportional part ($600) of the Synodical Project was paid in full. 
This year's project monies go to furnish rooms for the Guidance Center at 
St. Andrews. 



342 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

At our Annual Meeting in the Raeford Church, there were nearly 500 
women registering for the two sessions. Our featured speaker was Mrs. 
John W. McQueen of Sparta, N. C. She set the climax for a spiritual 
minded conference. The concensus was that all had received a greater 
blessing than usual. 

Our offering from Presbyterial went to buy Hymnals for the girls at 
Samarcand Manor - a school of correction located in our Presbytery. This 
totaled $350.00. Their Choir of girls presented the special music at the 
morning meeting. 

The Presbyterian Project is this year to be used to furnish the Living 
Room of the Health Lodge at Camp Monroe. This to be used as 
Conference meetings, winter Retreats, etc., wherever needed. 

As President of the Women of the Church of Fayetteville Presbytery, it 
has been my privilege to visit a number of local churches and several 
district meetings of local presidents called by the District Chairman. The 
Synodical Training School has been faithfully attended, Synodical 
Council meetings, Presbytery's Council meetings, Presidents' 
Conferences and Women's Conferences have all been a part of the 
President's regular duties. 

It is with mixed feelings that I come to the close of my two-year term of 
office - regret that the close personal contact with the women will be 
ended and joy that someone else will soon have the pleasure that comes 
with being closely associated with one of the finest group of women 
anywhere. There has been a great joy that will always be cherished and 
thankfulness for being allowed to serve our Master in such a chosen way. 

REPORT OF ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: 

The Rev. Julian Nesselrodt gave the report of Assembly's and Synod's 
Agencies. As a part of the report he introduced Mr. H. Clifton Blue who 
spoke on the St. Andrews Financial Campaign. He stated that only 17 of 
the 97 churches of Fayetteville Presbytery have made pledges to the 
campaign. 

Dr. Ansley C. Moore was called to speak of the disorders on American 
college campuses. 

Mr. Blue then called on Rev. L. B. McKeithen who spoke in 
appreciation of the work of Dr. Moore, first president of St. Andrews and 
who is now retiring. 

Mr. Bill Atkins from the High Point Home was introduced. He spoke of 
the work being done there, the needs and the sources of income. 

The report of this committee was received as information. 

INTRODUCTIONS: Mr. James Mainey, student from Butner; Mrs. A. 
L. Keith, Secretary of the Presbyterial; Rev. Frank Baker, retired 
missionary who was invited to sit as a visiting brother; Rev. Richard 
Stewart of the A.M.E. Zion Church; Joe Robertson, Methodist student; 
Howard Covington, Elder from Jacksonville and director of St. Andrews 
Campaign ; Henry Meints from the Grace Christian Reformed Church of 
Kalamazoo, Mich. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH 
After being led in prayer by the Executive Secretary, Dr. Cheves 
Ligon, Presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30 p.m. 



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AFTERNOON SESSION 
Presbytery reconvened for the afternoon Session at 1:45. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Elder Ben White was 
nominated for Moderator of the next meeting of Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: The report of the 
Commission on the Minister and His Work was given by the chairman, 
The Rev. Robert G. Hall. The report with its recommendations was 
adopted as follows: 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work is planning a Retreat for 
new pastors in Presbytery Churches for Sept. 15-16. 

The Commission has met and counseled with pastoral committees of all 
our churches without pastors. 

The Commission has dissolved the pastoral relationships of 

1. Ash worth Church with Rev. Robert Lee Turner, 

2. Rowland; Ashpole and Iona Churches with Rev. Charles 
Hollingsworth, as of April 30. Mr. Hollingsworth will become Director of 
Christian Education for Charleston Presbytery. 

The Commission has approved the call of the Spring Lake Church to 
Mr. George B. Spransy, Jr. 

RECOMMENDATIONS 

1. That the pastoral relationship between the Rev. H. Dewey 
Herring and the Galatia Church be dissolved, effective June 12, 
1969, and that Mr. Herring be granted a letter of transfer to Orange 
Presbytery in order that he might accept the call of the Crestwood 
Church, High Point, N.C. 

2. That the following changes in the call of Rev. Dan Norman be 
approved: The Eureka Church from $2400. to $2700. and the 
Lakeview Church from $2400. to $2700. Each church pays $600. 
professional expense and this allowance is unchanged. 

3. That the following changes in the pastoral call of Rev. John S. 
Steele be approved: That the Leaflet Church increase the 
professional expense from $500. to $800. per year and that the Raven 
Rock Church increase its professional expense from $500. to $800. 
per year. 

4. That the following changes in the pastoral call of Rev. Billy 
Herring be approved: the Godwin Church to increase the Pastor's 
salary by $400. per year; the McMillan Church to increase the 
Pastor's salary by $300. per year. These increases will bring the 
present salary to $6700. per year. 

5. That the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Frank Smith 
and the Campbellton Church be dissolved. 

REPORT OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION ON THE 
CAMPBELLTON CHURCH: This report was given by the Rev. Geo. F. 
Houck who reported that no definite progress had been made. The report 
was received as information. 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 
Reports from the Commissioners to the General Assembly were given 



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under the chairmanship of the Rev. Robert Sloop. Rev. Billy Herring 
spoke of his activities on the Presbyterian Survey Committee. Elder 
Benton McLeod served on the Judicial Committee. Elder James McN. 
Williams was on the Educational Institutions Committee. Rev. A. A.Myers 
reviewed the work oi the Church and Society Committee. Elder Lamont 
Brown told of the work of the Presbyterian Survey Committee and made 
some general observations on the entire proceedings of the General 
Assembly. Dr. Sloop, Chairman, gave some information on the work done 
by the TRAV Committee and then read letters from Dr. James Appleby 
and Elder Ben Wicks who could not be present at this meeting of 
Presbytery. 
This excellent report was received as information. 

NOMINATIONS: The report of the Committee on Nominations was 
given by the Rev. B. E. Dotson. The report was adopted as follows: 

That J. B. Cameron and Julian B. McLeod be elected trustees of the 
Sandy Grove Church property, class of 1972. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: These recommendations made by the Rev. 
A. N. Wells to supplement the recommendations made earlier in the day 
in regard to the Camp Monroe Campaign. The report was adopted as 
follows : 

1. That Presbytery take note of the opportunity afforded by the 
generous $50,000. challenge to the Camp Monroe Campaign and that 
Presbytery commit itself to an intensive new effort to raise funds 
sufficient to claim the challenge gift. 

2. That the Christian Education Committee appoint a Camp Monroe 
Challenge Committee, consisting of a Chairman and a representative 
from each of the districts of Presbytery and that this committee have 
the primary responsibility for implementing the effort to claim the 
Challenge Gift. 

3. That each church Session designate a Camp Monroe Challenge 
Chairman and be urged to organize an intensive local effort directed 
toward securing new funds that can count toward claiming the Challenge 
Gift; 

4. That the churches that have already made a pledge to the original 
Camp Monroe Campaign be thanked for their committment and that they 
be given opportunity to make additional contributions and pledges which 
can count toward claiming the Challenge Gift; 

5. That churches that have not made a committment to Camp Monroe 
consider the opportunity God is placing before our Presbytery at this 
time and that they be urged to make a serious attempt to share in the 
success of this effort. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS COMMITTEE: The Rev. W. H. Morrison 
reported that two churches had sent in (heir records to be checked and 
two more will send theirs at another time. This report was received as 
information. 

COMMITTEE ON RESOLUTIONS: The report of the Committee on 
Resolutions was given by Rev. Allan Smythe. The report with its 
resolutions was adopted as follows: 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 345 

Be it resolved that Fayetteville Presbytery offer its gratitude to the 
Hanks Family and Staff of Camp Monroe for their efficient and 
hospitable reception of Presbytery ; and for the delicious meal provided. 

We thank the Rev. James Grubb for his message on our Synod 
Chaplaincy work at Butner, and the services available there. 

We thank Mrs. H. C. McPherson, President of our Women of the 
Church, for her work and report; as well as Mrs. A. L. Keith, Secretary. 

Our appreciation is offered to Dr. Ansley Moore, President of St. 
Andrews College, and Dr. William Atkins of the Presbyterian Home, for 
their contributions to our meeting. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes of the meeting were read 
and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: A motion for adjournment was entertained. All 
members agreeing to this stood and were led in a closing prayer by Rev. 
Billy Herring. 

Rev. Jerry Cooke, Moderator 
A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



346 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
THE THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTIETH STATED MEETING 

Bunnlevel, N.C. 
October 7, 1969 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and Sixtieth Stated 
Meeting at the Bunnlevel Presbyterian Church, Bunnlevel, North 
Carolina, on October 7, 1969 at 9:30 A.M. The Meeting was called to order 
by the Moderator, the Rev. Jerry R. Cooke, who led in the opening 
prayer. 

COMMUNION SERIVCE: Presbytery was then led in a service of the 
Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by the host Pastor, Rev. Stedman B. 
Bryan, assisted by the elders of Bunnlevel Church. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: 

C. S. Albright, Francis 0. Alston, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, H. 
Hoover Bear, Burris M. Bender, John Brothers, Stedman B. Bryan, C. I. 
Calcote, Geo. R. Cheney, Jr., Jerry R. Cook, Rufus Cromartie, Fred H. 
Currie, James Dellert, B. E. Dotson, J. Ray Dickens, D. H. Dulin, Eugene 
C. Ensley, Ben Ferguson, W. K. Fitch, Jr., R. O. Freeman, Raymond W. 
Gau, H. W. Gilkeson, Dawes Graybeal, Robert Gustafson, Robert G. Hall, 
Gerald A. Heersma, Billy H. Herring, James C. Hicks, Geo. F. Houck, 
James F. Hubbard, Lawrence W. Keesler, Louis C. LaMotte, Cheves K. 
Ligon, H. Ruffner Lowman, Jr., C. Rees Jenkins, Douglas Kelly, Charles 
E. Kirkpatrick, James MacKenzie, James B. MacLeod, Robert A. 
Massey, A. Douglas McArn, Leighton B. McKeithen, James McKinnon, 
Ansley C. Moore, A. Jackson Morrison, W. H. Morrison, W. C. Neill, 
Julian D. Nesselrodt, W. L. Painter, Robert Park, Larry Parker, R. L. 
Prince, Grant M. Sharp, R. F. Sloop, Allan Smyth, S. T. Snively, George 
B. Spransy, John S. Steele, J.V.C. Summerell, Robert L. Temple, A. C. 
Trivette, R. L. Turner, Henry Willis, Tom Young. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective 
representatives : 

Amy's Chapel, Noah McRae; Antioch, C. C. Conoly; Ashpole, J. A. 
McGirt; Ashworth, C. C. Bailey; Barbecue, Spence P. McCormick; 
Bensalem, Walter W. Monroe; Bethel, J. H. Blythe; Bethesda, John G. 
Sloan; Big Rockfish, J. D. Dove; Bluff, J. C. Williams; Bonnie Doone, 
Theron R. Johnson; Brownson Mem., Lamont Brown; Cameron, Homer 
Measmer; Cameron Hill, Gilbert Brown; Carthage, C. A. McCallum; 
Cedar Rock, Harvey Porter; Centre, Ben White; Church in the Pines, 
Lester Morgan; Church of the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; Culdee, Lee 
Williams; Dunn 1st, Louis P. West; Erwin, T. M. McDonald; Ephesus, J. 
M. Wallace; Ebenezer, Mack R. Hudson; Eureka, John M. Blue; 
Fairmont, J. Wilton Lewis; Fayetteville 1st, Richard P. Taylor; Flat 
Branch, Ishmael McDonald; Friendship, Wm. R. Cashwell; Galatia, T. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 347 

A. Mclnnis; Grove, Wallace R. Core; Highland, C. C. Ingram; Jackson 
Springs, J. B. O'Quinn; Lakeview, J. E. Causey; Laurel Hill, W. N. 
Currie; Laurinburg, Nelson Liles; Leaflet, Gattis Thomas; Lillington 1st, 
R. A. Gray; Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; Lumberton 1st, W. N. 
Carmical, Jr.; McPherson, Joseph A. McArthur; Maxton 1st, M. F. 
McGirt; McMillan, W. C. R. Williams; Midway, Burnard Thompson; 
Montpelier, W. C. Covington; Mount Pelier, Erwin Ratley, Jr.; Olivia, 
David Pate; Palestine, Jas. W. McPhail; Peace, Emory E. Barwick; 
Pembroke, T. E. Maness, Pinehurst Community, H. W. Ehrhardt, Jr.; 
Plainview, J. Judd Barbour; Priest Hill, Brady Pressley; Raeford, Neill 
L. McFadyen; Red Springs, John K. McGirt; Shiloh, Charlie 
Pendergrass; St. Pauls, 0. K. Hogan; Spring Lake 1st, F. H. Herring; 
Sunny Side, R. A. Averitt; Trinity, Ray Gates; Unity, Worth Thornton; 
Vaughn Mem., James M. Salyer; Village, Daniel E. Shaw; West End, T. 
Clyde Auman; Westminister, Wm. Duncan Stanton. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS: Elder 
Ben White was elected Moderator. Rev. Douglas Kelly and Rev. George 
Spransy were elected temporary clerks. 

WELCOME : Elder Roy H. Byrd extended a cordial welcome from the 
Bunnlevel Church. 

PROGRAM OF PRESBYTERY: Rev. Stedman B. Bryan presented the 
prepared docket as the program of Presbytery. After being amended it 
was adopted as the program of Presbytery. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The following Standing Committee on 
Resolutions was appointed by the Moderator: 
Rev. Tom Young, Chairman, Rev. Fred Currie and Elder Nelson Liles. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following Communications were read by the 
Stated Clerk, Rev. R. S. Arrowood: 

1. Letters of transfer to Fayetteville Presbytery for the following were 
read : Rev. Francis Alston from Mecklenburg Presbytery, Rev. Gerald 
Heersma from Classis of Rochester, R. C. A., Rev. James Hicks from 
Atlanta Presbytery, and Dr. James Huboard, professor at Pembroke 
University from Concord Presbytery. 

2. The following were excused for non-attendance: Rev. Robert H. 
Poole, Dr. James Appleby, Rev. C. M. Gibbs, Rev. Richard Park, Rev. 
Albert N. Wells and Rev. W. S. Golden. 

3. Proposed changes in the Constitution of the Presbyterian Church 
U.S. Presbytery approved the appointment of a committee to study this 
matter and report at the Winter meeting of Presbytery. The following 
committee was appointed by the Moderator: Rev. John Brothers, 
Chairman, Dr. Robert Gustafson and Elder John C. Calhoun. 

4. Reports of ordination and the installations of Rev. George Spransy as 
pastor of Spring Lake Church and Rev. Raymond Gau as pastor of The 



348 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Cameron and Union Churches were read, approved and admitted to 
record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Raymond W. Gau as pastor of the Cameron and Union Churches met at 
the church at 7:15 P.M., on July 20, 1969. The following were present: 
Ministers: B. E. Dotson, presiding, Alton Trivett, preaching, and Howard 
Gilkerson, charging pastor. Ruling Elders: Clifton Blue, charging 
congregation, Paul Green, Eureka Church Clerk. The meeting was 
opened with prayer. B. E. Dotson was elected Chairman and Paul Green 
Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. B. 
E. Dotson presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Alton 
Trivette preached the sermon. Howard Gilkerson charged the minister. 
Clifton Blue charged the congregation. Rev. Raymond W. Gau was 
declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Cameron and Union 
Churches according to the Book of Church Order. The service was 
concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The 
minutes were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

B. E, Dotson, Chairman 
Paul Green, Clerk 

The Commission adopted by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
George B. Spransy, Jr. as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church Spring 
Lake, N. C. met at the church at 7:00 P.M., on July 6, 1969. The following 
were present: Ministers: Dr. Robert G. Hall, Rev. Billy H. Herring, Rev. 
Stradford T. Snively, and Rev. John Lyles, guest. Ruling Elders: J. W. 
Herring, Romie Jones, and Duncan McGoogan. The meeting was opened 
with prayer. S. T. Snively was elected Chairman and Duncan McGoogan 
Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. Dr. 
Robert S. Hall presided and propounded the constitutional questions. 
Rev. John Lyles preached the sermon. Rev. Billy Herring charged the 
minister. Rev. S. T. Snively charged the congregation. Rev. George B. 
Spransy, Jr. was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the First 
Presbyterian Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service 
was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The 
minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was 
adjourned with prayer. 

S. T. Snively, Chairman 
Duncan McGoogan, Clerk 

REPOKTS 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Mr. Harvey Oliver, Jr. presented the 
report of Presbytery's Council. The report with its recommendations was 
adopted as follows: 

The Council had a five-hour meeting on September 9, during which time 
each of the Committee Chairmen reported plans for the fall and winter 
months. The entire program of the Presbytery was reviewed, and many 
interesting proposals were considered and approved. Most of the 
information and recommendations in the other committee reports was 
also the matters before the Council. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 349 

The Council approves the proposed budget for 1970 of $342,887, to be 
submitted by the Stewardship Committee... The Council asks the 
Executive Secretary to make an annual report each winter session of 
Presbytery, briefly highlighting the previous year in his and 
Presbytery's activities... The Council is glad to announce that Dr. 
Matthew Lynn, Moderator of the General Assembly, will speak in 
Fayetteville on November 16... The Council approves the request of the 
Manual Committee for an appropriation of $150.00 for off -set printing the 
revised Manual sometime in the near future... The Council reports, as 
information, that an annual audit of the treasurer's books is made by a 
CPA, who is a member of Presbytery's Work Committee. 

The Council has set two dates for 1970: October 4 and October 11 for 
Leadership Training Schools under the Christian Education Committee. 
The Council, also, approves modest increase in cost per camper at Camp 
Monroe next summer. (Refer to Christian Education Report). 

The Council heard the request of the Commission on the Minister and 
His Work, that hereafter ministers be examined by Presbytery before 
moving to the churches where they have been called. Because this would 
make the examination more significant, and perhaps prevent difficulty, 
the Council approves. This, also, applies to Candidates for the Ministry 
who have been called to serve churches in Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The Council asks the Nominating Committee to add a Senior High 
Youth to the Christian Education Committee, and to name the Moderator 
of the Senior High Fellowship an ex-officio member. 

The Council expresses appreciation for the response churches have 
made to the Camp Monroe Campaign, and to the Challenger who offered 
$50,000 in matching funds. This matter is not closed; the committee is still 
working on it. The Council asks that Mr. Rose again address Presbytery 
in regard to the campaign. 

The Council received a recommendation regarding Minimum Salary 
from the National Ministry Committee. A long discussion indicated the 
concern of the Council that salaries be adequate. The following was 
finally approved: 1. Basic Salary, $5600; 2. Professional Expense, a. One- 
church, $1200, two-churches (or more) $1500; 3. All raises or other 
changes to be effective for all churches on January 1 following their 
approval by Presbytery. Council recommends this. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harvey Oliver, Jr., Chairman 

NOMINATIONS: The report on Nominations was given by Rev. B. E 
Dotson. The report was adopted as follows: 

TRUSTEES: 

DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

That Rev. W. C. Neill be re-elected, CLASS 1973. 



350 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY: 

That Mr. Herbert Johnson be re-elected, CLASS 1973. 

LEBANON CHURCH CEMETERY: 

That Mr. James McNair be re-elected, CLASS 1973. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: 
That Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr., Fayetteville, be elected CLASS 1973. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

That Mr. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen; Mr. Worth Wood, Fayetteville and 
Kev. B. E. Dotson be elected CLASS 1973. 

WORLD MISSIONS: 

That Mrs. Robert K. Gustafson, Laurinburg, be elected CLASS 1973. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 
That Rev. A. Jackson Morrison be elected CLASS 197?. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

That Rev. George Spransy, Jr., Rev. Raymond Gau and Miss Marsha 
Somers, Dunn, be elected CLASS 1973. 

That Miss Jennie Wyatt, Fayetteville; Mrs. Rodger Decker, 
Laurinburg; Rev. Hoover Bear, and Rev. James Dellert be re-elected 
CLASS 1973. 

That Miss Kathy Melvin, Cumberland, be elected CLASS 1971. 

That Miss Martha McLean, Southern Pines, be named as an ex-officio 
member. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: 
That Rev. Jerry Cook be re-elected CLASS 1973. 
That Mr. Loyd E. Auman, Fayetteville, be elected CLASS 1973. 

NATIONAL MINISTRIES: 

That Rev. Larry Parker, Mr. Guyton Smith, Dunn; Mr. E. H. Creech, 
Jr., Benson; Mrs. Kathleen Cook, Fayetteville; Rev. C. R. Jenkins, Mrs. 
Nettie K. Daniels, Fayetteville; and Mr. Charles Collier, Linden be 
elected CLASS 1973. 

That Rev. Billy Herring succeed Rev. Cortez Cooper, CLASS 1971. 

WOMEN'S WORK: 
That Rev. Robert Turner be elected CLASS 1973. 

STEWARDSHIP: 

That Rev. Robert Park, Mr. James Harper, Fayetteville; Mr. North 
Lewis, West End and Mr. Bryant Holmes, Fayetteville be elected CLASS 
1973. 

That Rev. Stedman Bryan succeed Rev. A. A. Myers, CLASS 1971. 

ASSEMBLY AND SYNOD AGENCIES: 

That Rev. Ruffner Lowman and Mr. H. J. Woodall, Benson, be elected 
CLASS 1973. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 351 

CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY: 

That Rev. Leighton McKeithen, Jr., and Mrs. A. C. Trivette, 
Laurinburg, be elected CLASS 1973. 

That Mr. McKeithen be named Chairman. 

CHURCH AND SOCIETY: 
That Mrs. Charles Parrish, Laurinburg, be elected CLASS 1973. 

PRESBYTERY'S WORK: (Includes Sessional Records) 

That Rev. Howard Gilkeson be elected CLASS 1973. 

That Rev. Robert Temple, Mr. Ralph Wade, Dunn; Rev. Rufus 
Cromartie, Mr. Lester Everts, Fayetteville; Rev. Larry Parker and Mr. 
W. B. Bracey, Rowland be elected CLASS 1973. 

That Rev. A. Jackson Morrison, Mr. L. E. Calhoun, Laurel Hill; Rev. 
B.F. Ferguson, Mr. Harry Thornbert, Raeford; and Mr. John Sloan, 
Aberdeen be elected CLASS 1972. 

That Rev. W. K. Fitch, Mr. Myrton Stewart, Carthage; Rev. Dawes 
Graybeal, Rev. Stedman Bryan and Mr. D. P. Ray, Lillington be elected 
CLASS 1971. 
INSTALLATIONS: 

That Rev. R. F. Sloop and Mr. C. C. Bailey, Fayetteville be elected 
CLASS 1973. 

That Dr. Sloop be named Chairman. 

MANUAL OF PRESBYTERY: 
That Mr. Edwin Bain, Bunnlevel, be elected CLASS 1973. 

SURVEY- 

That Rev. C. I. Calcote be elected CLASS 1973. 

That Rev. Douglas Kelly succeed Rev. Frank Wilkinson, CLASS 1971. 

CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

That Dr. Dan Currie, Fayetteville, and Rev. Robert Urie be elected 
CLASS 1973. 

HISTORICAL MATTERS: 
That Mr. Jack Crane, Fayetteville, be re-elected CLASS 1973. 

EXAMINATIONS: 
THEOLOGY: 

That Rev. Louis LaMotte be elected CLASS 1973. 
SACRAMENTS: 

That Rev. James Appleby be elected CLASS 1973. 
CHURCH GOVERNMENT: 
That Rev. R. S. Arrowood be elected CLASS 1973 
That Rev. A. D. McArn succeed Rev. A. N. Wells CLASS 1971. 
ENGLISH BIBLE: 

That Rev. Henry Willis be elected CLASS 1973. 
THESIS AND EXEGISIS: 
That Rev. Ansley Moore be elected CLASS 1973. 

Respectfully submitted, 
B. E. Dotson, Chairman 



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ELECTION OF COMMISSIONERS TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 

MINISTERS: RULING ELDERS 



Eugene C. Ensley 
Ansley C. Moore 
Larry Parker 
David McLean 



A. C. Parker, Highland 
Hubert V. McRae, Laurel Hill 
Edgar Bain, Lillington 
Worth Moore, Westminster 



The following alternates were elected: 
MINISTERS RULING ELDERS 



Grant Sharp 
S. T. Snively 
C. I. Calcote 
Julian Nesselrodt 



Bradly Pressley, Priest Hill 
David V. McMillan, Peace 
Gattis Thomas, Leaflet 
Wallace R. Core, Grove 



STEWARDSHIP : The report of the Stewarasnip Committee was given 
by Dr. C. C. McLean. The Report which included the proposed budget for 
1970 and the following Recommendation from the floor was adopted as 
follows : 



PROPOSED BUDGET 

1970 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES: 

World Missions 
National Ministries 
Christian Education 
Annuities and Relief 
General Fund Agencies 
Inter-Church Agencies 



SYNOD CAUSES: 

Church Extension 
Presbyterian Home 
Children's Home 
Christian Education 
Guidance Program 
Educational Institutions 
Campus Christian Life 
Inter-Church Relations 
Contingent Salary Fund 
Synod Foundation Facility 



Percent 



70,141 


20.46 


23,693 


6.91 


10,805 


3.15 


10,066 


2.94 


21,611 


6.30 


311 


.09 


136,627 


39.85 




Percent 


4,886 


1.43 


9,888 


2.88 


15,098 


4.40 


7,801 


2.28 


3,480 


1.01 


45,581 


13.29 


10,323 


3.01 


1,106 


.32 


267 


.08 


445 


.13 



98,875 



28.83 



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PRESBYTERY CAUSES : Percent 

National Ministries 

Office 

Manse 

Higher Education 

Christian Education 

Camp Monroe 

Candidates 

Church and Society 

Sessional Records 



51,150 


14.92 


20,000 


5.83 


2,500 


.73 


200 


.06 


4,225 


1.23 


28,000 


8.17 


760 


.22 


300 


.09 


250 


.07 



107,385 31.32 



TOTAL 342,887 



1. That the figures of last years budget be included in the printed 
minutes for purposes of comparison. 

SPECIAL ORDER OF THE DAY, 11 :00 A.M. 

Rev. John M. Walker, Chairman of Synod's Committee to Study the 
Presbytery Boundaries of the North Carolina Synod, presented the 
proposed plan for six Presbyteries which would be more nearly equal in 
membership than the present Presbyteries. This report was received as 
information. 

INTRODUCTIONS: The following were introduced to Presbytery and 
invited to sit as visiting bretheren: Francis Alston, Frank F. Baker, 
Frederick R. Dinkins. Dr. Felix B. Gear, Randy Griffith, Gerald 
Heersma, James Hicks, Foster Little and H. Middleton Raynal. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH: Presbytery took recess for lunch at 12:30 P.M. 
A delicious dinner was served by the ladies of Bunnlevel Church. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

RECONVENE: Presbytery reconvened for the afternoon session at 
1:30.' 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Rev. Grant Sharp was 
elected Moderator-Nominee. 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY REPORT: The Report on Presbyterian 
Survey was presented by Rev. John Steele. The report with its 
recommendations was adopted and is as follows: 

"Since 2 out of 3 Presbyterian Church US Families receive Survey and 
since some 81 percent of them read every issue, and; 



354 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Since more than 95 percent of pastors and sessions each year renew 
their Every Family Plans, and; 

Since twelve church boards invest benevolences to make the official 
publication within reach of all churches for $1.50, and; 

Since General Assemblies year after year affirm confidence in Survey 
and encourage all churches to subscribe for members, we recommend: 

1. That the Presbytery of Fayetteville encourage the use of 
Presbyterian Survey as an instrument of education and enrichment in 
congregations, stressing its special value in stimulating discussion of a 
broad range of subject matter-especially issues before the church that 
might be controversial-in sessions, diaconates, committees, church 
school classes, and other small groups. 

2. That^the Presbytery of Fayetteville urge the pastors and officers of 
non-subscribing churches to consider anew the benefits of sending the 
official publication to church families as a means of providing 
information, inspiration and guidance, stimulating interest in the mission 
and work of the entire church, and improving giving, participation and 
understanding. 

3. That non-suscribing churches be encouraged to enter subscription for 
all active, resident or contributing families at the $1.50 Every Family 
Rate, or the Church Leaders' Plan at $2.00 or the Group Plan at $2.50 for 
ten or more subscriptions. 

4. That churches (and Presbyteries) be encouraged to invite Survey 
staff members, Board members and Presbytery chairmen to interpret 
the changing role of the printed ministry at summer conferences, during 
Survey emphasis in October or at other times of the year. 

5. That the Presbytery of Fayetteville take notice of the change of price 
rate for all subscriptions to Survey that began September 1, 1969. First 
increase in 12 years. 

6. That the Presbytery of Fayetteville take notice that the Survey will 
from now be published twice a month instead of once a month as in the 
past. 

Move adoption of the report. 

Lawrence Kessler 
John S. Steele, Chairman 

This was adopted. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 

Rev. Robert G. Hall presented the Report of the Commission on the 
minister and His Work. The Report was adopted as follows : 

The Commission sponsored an Orientation for new pastors on 
September 15 and 16 at Camp Monroe. This was*"an overnight meeting, 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 355 

and chairmen of major committees of Presbytery attended, in order to 
explain the function of committees. 

The following pastoral relationships have been dissolved: Rev. Albert 
A. Myers and Centre-Smyrna Churches; Rev. Dan Norman and Eureka- 
Lakeview Churches; Rev. Cortez A. Cooper and Raeford Church. Mr 
Myers was granted a letter of dismissal to Atlanta Presbytery; Mr. 
Norman to Wilmington Presbytery and Mr. Cooper to Cherokee 
Presbytery. 

The following calls have been approved: Eureka-Lakeview Churches to 
Rev. Gerald A. Heersma; Fairmont First Church to Rev. Francis Alston; 
Lumberton First to Rev. James Hicks as Associate Pastor. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Presbytery examine, with view to receiving, the Reverends 
James Hubbard (Pembroke College Professor), Gerald A. Heersma, 
Francis Alston, James Hicks. That, pending satisfactory examinations, 

commissions be appointed to install Messrs. Heersma, Alston and Hicks 
as pastors of the churches to which they have been called. 

2. That hereafter, ministers be examined by the Presbytery before 
moving to the churches calling them 

3. That Presbytery approve the request of the Rev. James Hubbard for 
permission to serve on the faculty of Pembroke College. Such permission 
is required by the BCO, Ch. 21-2. 

4. That the following changes in pastoral calls be approved: 

(1) The call of the First Presbyterian Church of Maxton to the Rev. 
John Brothers, Jr. : The salary from $5600 to $6000; the travel allowance 
from $1000 to $1200, effective July 1, 1969. 

(2) The call of the Midway Church to the Rev. Vance Baucom: The 
salary from $5000 to $5200, effective April 1, 1969. 

(3) The call of the Pembroke Church to the Rev. Vance Baucom: The 
salary from $1500 to $1620, effective April 1, 1969. 

(4) The call of the Shiloh Church to the Rev. Allan Smyth: The salary 
from $2200 to $2300, effective August 1, 1969. 

5. That the Rev. David H. Moylan be permitted to labor outside the 
bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery. He is currently working on a project 
with narcotics addicts in Atlanta, Ga. 

6. That the following information regarding ministers' relationship to 
the MAF be brought to, the attention of Presbytery as required by the 1953 
General Assembly: 

Non-Members: Rev. R. S. Arrowood (H.R.), Rev. A.D. Carswell 
(H.R.), Rev. H. L. Hemphill, Rev. E. Donald McMahan (H.R.) 

Dues Payments Suspended: Rev. James B. MacLeod (S.S.), Rev. 
David H. Moylan (Hospital Chaplain) 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert G. Hall, Chairman 

The Commission also added two additional recommendations: 

7. That the Reverend H. Middleton Raynal of the Lee-Harnett Mental 
Health Center be granted permission to labor within the bounds of 
Fayetteville Presbytery as an Alcohol Counselor, Mr. Raynal is currently 
a member of Orange Presbytery and its Commission on the Minister and 
His Work has determined that his work is fitting to the Ministry of the 
Word and the Sacraments. 



356 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

8. That the Reverend B. E. Dotson be granted permission to teach Bible 
in the Union Pines High School in addition to serving as Pastor of First 
Presbyterian Church, Carthage. Mr. Dotson's undertaking of this work 
has been approved by the Session of the Carthage Church. This was 
amended to include the name of Rev. Dawes Graybeal who has been 
teaching Bible at Samarcand. 

MOTIONS GROWING OUT OF THIS REPORT: 

1. Made by Dr. L. C. Lamotte, "That Presbytery approve the 
Theological Education of Mr. Heersma without implying approval in toto 
of the Seminaries." This was adopted. 

2. Made by Rev. Claire Albright, "That Presbytery pay the expenses of 
any minister, called by a congregation of the Presbytery, to the meeting 
in which he will be examined. ' ' This was approved 

3. Presented by Rev. Robert F. Park, "That Presbytery overture 
General Assembly to make necessary changes in the Book of Church 
Order, so that Ministers of the Presbyterian Church U.S., moving from 
one Presbytery to another, no longer will be required to be examined." 

This was referred to Comm. on Bills & Overtures. 

RECEPTION OF MINISTERS: Dr. James Hubbard, Professor at 
Pembroke University, Rev. Francis Alston, Rev. Gerald A. Heersma and 
Rev. James Hicks were examined according to the Book of Church Order 
on their Views; Dr. Robert Gustafson examined them on Theology and 
Christian Experience, Rev. James McKenzie on the Sacraments and 
Rev. S. T. Sniveley on Church Government. The examination, as a whole, 
was sustained as satisfactory. 

The following calls were read: 

Mr. Alston to receive from the Fairmont First Church; Salary $5000.00, 
Auto expense $1200.00, utilities $500.00, Social Security $220.00, one 
month's vacation, 10 percent M.A.F. dues, Hospital Insurance and free 
use of manse. 

Mr. Heersma to receive from the Eureka Church; Salary $3300.00, 
Travel expense $330.00, % Group Insurance, y 2 moving expense, one 
month's vacation and house rental $75.00 per month. From Lakeview 
'Church; salary $3300, travel $330.00, one month's vacation, V 2 Group 
Insurance, V 2 moving expense and 10 percent M.A. F. dues. 

Mr. Hicks to receive from the Lumberton First Church; Salary 
$5400.00, auto expense $1200.00, Hospital Insurance, moving expense, 10 
percent M.A.F. dues and free use of manse. 

These calls were placed in the hands of these men who indicated their 
acceptance of them, they were approved by Presbytery after which Mr. 
Alston, Mr. Heersma, Mr. Hicks and Dr. Hubbard were enrolled as 
members of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: Rev. John Brothers gave the report of the 
Committee on Higher Education which included an appeal from Rev. 
Leighton McKeithen for greater support of St. Andrews College. He 
reported that only 27 churches in Fayetteville Presbytery have supported 
the campaign. Report received as information. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 357 

NATIONAL MINISTRIES: The report of the Committee on National 
Ministries was given by the chairman, Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick. The 
report with its recommendations was adopted and is as follows: 

The National Ministries Committee of Fayetteville Presbytery met in 
June with Miss Mary Smart of the Atlanta office relative to the survey of 
the Presbytery anticipated this fall. The committee also met on 
September 14 with Dr. James T. Womack, Jr., and the Rev. James L. 
Doom of the Board of National Ministries to matters of concern for both of 
us. 

It is the plan of the committee to get the general survey of the 
Presbytery underway immediately and request the cooperation and help 
of all ministers and churches. We feel that this can be a help to each 
church in evaluating its own ministry and future plans. 

The committee stands ready to assist any church in the Presbytery in 
any way that could come under the scope of our work. We earnestly seek 
ideas and thoughts that would aid the Presbytery in its work. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery go on record as endorsing the work of 
Hope Harbor for alcoholics in Fayetteville. 

2. That the Presbytery authorize the National Ministries Committee to 
proceed with plans for the Presbytery to use its Experimental Ministry 
funds to underwrite the support of Hope Harbor. 

3. That, pending the adoption of the above recommendations, 
Presbytery hear the Rev. J.V.C. Summerell, Chairman of Experimental 
Ministries Committee, pertaining to this work. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles Kirkpatrick, Chairman 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The report of the Committee on Christian 
Education was given by Rev. Robert 0. Freeman. The report with its 
recommendations was adopted and is as follows: 

The Christian Education Committee met at Camp Monroe, Saturday, 
September 6. The Chairman and Area Worker reported on their 
attendance at the N. C. Covenant Life Conference, Montreat, June 27-July 
3; and on their attendance at a "Planning for Mission" lab along with the, 
Chairman of National Ministries Committee and the Executive 
Secretary, August 6-8, also at Montreat. 



YOUTH WORK subcommittee announced that plans are being made 
for a Junior High Rally sometime this fall. 

LEADERSHIP EDUCATION: Subcommittee has conducted two 
successful schools, held September 21, at Peach Church, Fayetteville; 
and September 28, at First Church, Carthage. 

CAMP AND CONFERENCE subcommittee reported the need to 
increase fees for Camp (see recommendation below). Their request to 
proceed as soon as possible to renovate the bathrooms in the unit lodges 
and Boyd Hall was enthusiastically approved. 



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GUIDANCE subcommittee reported that the new Guidance Center at 
St. Andrews is completed and will be dedicated November 4. The public is 
invited to all the dedication. 

MEN of the Presbytery fall rally was held this past Sunday, October 5, 
at Camp Monroe. 

MUSIC DEPARTMENT fall choir festival will be held at Raeford 
Presbyterian Church, Sunday, October 26. Junior choirs and Youth- Adult 
Choirs are invited to participate. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the dates October 4 and 11, 1970, be reserved for the fall 
Leadership Schools. (Leadership Education) 

2. That the committee be permitted to set up district seminars on 
curriculum building in the near future to provide for help and discussion 
between the committee and area worker together with local ministers 
and education leaders. (Leadership Education) 

3. That the basic charges for those attending camps and conferences be 
increased from $20.00 per week to $22.50 and the charges for the 8 day 
camp be increased from $27.00 to $32.00. (Camp and Conference) . 

4. That a monthly minimum of $2,000 of the amount budgeted be sent 
each month to Camp Monroe for operating expenses. (Camp and 
Conference) 

5. In following the General Assembly recommendation regarding 
placing more youth on presbytery committees, the Christian Education 
Committee recommends that two Senior High Youth be made full 
members of the committee as follows: (1) The Moderator of the 
Presbytery Youth Fellowship, (2) A Senior High Young person to be 
elected by presbytery for a term of one year. (General) 

6. That local churches make more use of Mrs. Cheney, Area DCE, and 
the various consultants available in the different age groups, (for 
information contact Mrs. Cheney) (General) 

7. That presbytery express its appreciation to those who have served 
ably and are leaving the committee. (General) 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert O. Freeman, Chairman. 

CHURCH AND SOCIETY: Rev. Allen Smyth gave the report of the 
Committee on Church and Society. Mr. Smyth called the attention of 
presbytery to the concerns of the General Assembly on such matters as; 
hunger, urban-rural changes and the population crisis. 

COMMITTEE ON THE MANUAL: Rev. R. S. Arrowood, noting the 
dwindling number remaining due to the lateness «f the hour, requested 
that the report oh the proposed changes in tne Manual of Presbytery be 
postponed until the next meeting of Presbytery. This request was 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 359 

approved with the suggestion that this report be placed on the docket in 
the morning session. 

INSTALLATIONS: The report of the Committee on Installations was 
given by Rev. B. E. Dotson. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

To install Rev. Francis Alston in the Fiarmont First Church at 
Fairmont on October 26, at 7:30 p.m. 

The Commission to be composed of the following ministers and Elders: 
Rev. David McLean, Rev. Robert Hall, Rev. A. Jackson Morrison, Mr. A. 
R. Bullock, Mr. John B. Little, Mr. J. B. McCloskey. 

To install Rev. Gerald Heersma in the Eureka-Lakeview Churches at 
Eureka Church October 19 at 7:00 p.m., composed of the following 
ministers and elders: Rev. B. E. Dotson, Rev. W.C. Neill, Rev. Raymond 
Gau, Mr. Gilbert Bailey, Mr. Clifton Blue, Mrs. M. T. Stewart. At 
Lakeview Church Oct. 26 at 7:00, p.m. composed of the following 
ministers and elders: Rev. B.E. Dotson, Rev. W.C. Neill, Rev. Raymond 
Gau, Mr. Gilbert Bailey, Mr. Clifton Blue, Mr. Lee Williams, Mr. Harris 
Blake. 

To install Rev. James Hicks as Associate Pastor in the Lumberton 
First Church at the First Presbyterian Church of Lumberton, Oct. 26, 
1969, 7:30 p.m. Commission composed of Rev. Larry Parker, Rev. Robert 
F. Sloop, Rev. Jas. B. McLeod, Mr. John L. McLean, Mr. A.T. McLean, 
Jr., Mr. Duncan McGoogan. 

The invitation of the Brownson Memorial Church to hold the Winter 
Meeting of the Presbytery with that Church was extended by Elder 
Lamont Brown and was accepted with thanks. 

RESOLUTIONS: The report of the Committee on Resolutions was 
given by Rev. Fred Currie. The report was adopted and is as follows : 

We, the members of Fayetteville Presbytery, ofier our appreciation to 
the Pastor, the Officers and the Women of Bunnlevel Presbyterian 
Church for their excellent hospitality which they have extended to us 
during this, our 36th Stated Meeting. Providing us with needed refresh- 
ments, courteous treatment and a delicious meal. They have made us to 
feel at home and have helped to expedite the business of the church. 

Further, we extend our appreciation to them for giving us this 
opportunity to share in this, their 50th Anniversary Celebration of this 
fine Church which has contributed so much to the spiritual growth and 
stability not only of the community but Presbytery as well. 

We further extend our thanks to the Moderator for his ability to 
expedite the business of the Meeting of Presbytery. 

NEXT MEETING : The next meeting of Fayetteville Presbytery will be 
at Brownson Memorial Church in Southern Pines, February 3, 1970. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes were read and approved. 
ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer by the Rev. 
Vance Baucom. 

Ben A. White, Moderator 
A.C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 

, ATTEST: Robert S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



360 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Raeford, N.C., February 23, 1969 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in Called Session at the Raeford 
Presbyterian Church, Sunday, February 23. 1969, at 3:00 p.m. The 
Meeting was called to order by the Moderator, Elder Frank McNeill. The 
Rev. W. C. Neill led Presbytery in prayer. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: John 
Brothers, Stedman B. Bryan, Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., Fred H. Currie,W. K. 
Fitch, Jr., R. 0. Freeman, H. W. Gilkeson, W. S. Golden, Dawes 
Graybeal, Robert G. Hall, Charles Hollingsworth, George F. Houck, 
Louis C. LaMotte, Leighton B. McKeithen, Jr., James McKinnon, Albert 
A. Myers, Jr., W. C. Neill, W. L. Painter, Frank Smith, S. T. Snively, 
J.V.C. Summerell, Robert L. Temple, Alton C. Trivette. 

The following elders were enrolled trom their respective churches: 
Fortis Williams, Bensalem; Frank A. McNeill, Bethesda; C. H. Starling, 
Bluff; C.C. McLean, Brownson Memorial; Roy H. Byrd, Bunnlevel; Ben 
Robinson, Campbellton; Elmer R. Parnell, Centre; Romie Jones, Church 
of the Covenant; Lee Williams, Culdee; John W. Bost, Eagle Springs; 
Richard P. Taylor, Fayetteville First; Ishmael McDonald, Flat Branch; 
William R. Cashwell, Friendship; Edwin D. Newton, Galatia; George R. 
Ross, Jackson Springs; John D. Stewart, Laurel Hill; E. 0. McMahan, 
Laurinburg; Dr. Douglas H. Clark, Lumberton; W. Glenn Peele, Maxton 
First; W. E. Peele, Middleton Heights; Angus C. Mclnnis, Montpelier; 
Walter N. Coley, Raeford; J. R. McGirt, Red Springs; J. F. Mclntyre, 
Smyrna; George D. Hooks, Vaughan Memorial; J. Hamby Poole, West 
End. 

The following ministers were excused for non-attendance: R. S. 
Arrowood, Cheves K. Ligon, Dr. Ansley Moore, A. Jackson Morrison and 
A. N. Wells, James Appleby. 

QUORUM : There being a quorum present, Presbytery proceeded to the 
business of the day. 

CALL : The following call for this meeting was read and found to be in 
order : 

The constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville 
Presbytery is hereby called to meet 

Sunday, February 23, 1969, 3 : 00 P.M. 
Raeford Presbyterian Church, Raeford, N.C. 
to act on the recommendation of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work regarding the Campbellton Presbyterian Church. 

REPORT ON THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS 
WORK : The report of the Commission on the Minister and His Work was 
given by the Chairman, The Rev. Robert Hall. The report with its 
recommendations was adopted and is as follows: 

Whereas the Campbellton Presbyterian Church is disturbed by 
difficulties and divisions of long standing: and 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 361 

Whereas the Campbellton Presbyterian Church is disturbed by 
difficulties and divisions of long standing; and 

Whereas the Session of the Campbellton Presbyterian Church has 
stated that it is unable to cope with these problems and has requested the 
assistance of Fayetteville Presbytery; 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work makes the following 
recommendations : 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery dissolve the Session of the Campbellton 
Church. 

2. That Presbytery appoint an Administrative Commission in 
accordance with Chapter 19, Pars. 2 and 3, of the Book of Church Order to 
administer the affairs of the Campbellton Church until such time as the 
Administrative Commission deems it wise to elect a Session. 

3. That Recommendations, 1 and 2, go into effect March 16, 1969. 

FURTHER RECOMMENDATIONS: 

1. That the Moderator be authorized to appoint the Administrative 
Commission, consisting of six persons. 

2. That the quorum be set at four. 

3. That the Presbytery Office pay the expenses of the Administrative 
Commission. 

4. That the Commission report to each meeting of Presbytery. 

THE COMMISSION: The Moderator appointed the following to serve 
on the Commission: Rev. George Houck, Chairman, Rev. Leighton 
McKeithen, Jr., Mrs. Myrton Stewart, Eld. Worth Moore, Eld. Lamont 
Brown and Rev. Claire Albright. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer, led by The Rev. 
Leighton McKeithen, Jr. 

Frank McNeill, Moderator 
A.C.Trivette, Permanent Clerk 



362 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Hope Mills, N. C. June 29, 1969 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in Adjourned Session June 29, 1969 at 2:30 
p.m. at the Big Rockfish Presbyterian Church. The Meeting was called to 
order by the Moderator, the Rev. Jerry Cooke, who led in a brief service 
of worship. Prayer was made by the Rev. A. L. Myers. 

WELCOME : Presbytery was welcomed to the Host Church by Elder 
Wood. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: C. S. 
Albright, R. S Arrowood Stedman B. Bryan, Jerry R. Cook, Rufus A. 
Cromartie, Cortez A. Cooper, Jr., F. K. Currie, B. E. Dotson, Raymond 
W. Gau, Howard W. Gilkesin, Robert G. Hall, Geo. F. Houck, C. Rees 
Jenkins, Peter M. Jorgensen, Charles E. Kirkpa trick, Louis C. LaMotte, 
Cheves K. Ligon, H. Ruffner Lowman, Jr., R. A. Massey, Leighton B. 
McKeithen, A. Jackson Morrison, W. H. Morrison, Albert A. Myers, Jr., 
W. C. Neill, Dan E. Norman, Richard Park, Robert Park, Frank Smith, 
John S. Steele, J.V.C. Summerell, A.C. Trivette, Robert L. Temple, A. N 
Wells. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective 
representatives: Ashpole, W. B. Bracey; Ashworth, T. E. Garner; 
Bethesda, Curtis Mclnnis; Big Rockfish, Worth Wood; Bluff, James C. 
Williams; BrownsonMe., C. H. Blue; Bunnlevel, Roy H. Byrd; Cameron, 
A. L. Keith; Carthage, Joe A. Caddell; Centre, Ben A. White; Church of 
the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; College Heights, William C. Swann; Erwin, 
T. M. McDonald; Eureka, T. H. Lingerfeldt; Flat Branch, Edwin Bain; 
Friendship, A. W. Jolly; Galatia, Gillis Ray; Godwin, T. C. Godwin; 
Highland, Thos A. Hood; Jackson Springs, W. A. Herrill; Laurel Hill, W. 
N. Currie; Laurinburg, Tom John; Lillington, Andrew R. Jackson, 
Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; McMillan, Gordon C. Williams; 
MacPherson, M. M. Clark; Maxton First, M. F. McGirt; Middleton 
Heights, W. E. Peele; Montpelier, A. E. Shaw, III; Parkton, J. L. 
Armstrong; Pleasant View, Eugene Kohnen; Priest Hill, Irvin L. Priest; 
Red Springs, J. K. McGirt; Sardis, C. Wayne Collier; Smyrna, Lonnie P. 
Smith; Spring Lake, J. A. Wood; Sunnywide, W. L. Crumpler; Union, G. 
M. Bailey; Vass, H. D. Jackson; Westminster, Wm. Duncan Stanton. 

There was a quorum present. 

EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused for non-attendance; 
W. L. Painter, Wm. A. Alexander, James Appleby, Ansley C. Moore, Billy 
Herring, James McKinnon, Robert F. Sloop, and R. 0. Freeman. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The Moderator appointed Rev. 
Leighton McKeithen and Eld. J. L. Armstrong to the Resolutions 
Committee. 

SERMON BY CANDIDATE: Presbytery next heard a sermon by 
Candidate George Spransy who comes to the Presbytery by letter from 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 363 

Orange Presbytery. This was sustained as satisfactory. 

Rev. George Houck reported that the Committee on Examinations had 
met with Mr. Spransy, that he had been examined by the Committee 
according to the Book of Church Order, that his Thesis and Exegesis were 
satisfactory and the Committee recommended that he be ordained. 

Mr. Spransy was then asked to tell Presbytery of his Christian 
experience that led up to his decision to enter the ministry. The 
examination was then sustained as satisfactory. 

Rev. B. E. Dotson, Chairman of the Committee on Installations 
presented the following Commission to ordain and install Mr. Spransy at 
the Spring Lake Church, July 6, 1969 at 7 : 30 P.M. 

The Rev. Robert G. Hall to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions. 

The Rev. S. T. Snively to charge the congregation. 

The Rev. Bill Herring to charge the pastor. 

Ruling Elder J. W. Herring, 119 Bremer St. Fayetteville (Bonnie Doone 
Church) 

Ruling Elder Romie Jones, 310 Odell Rd., Spring Lake (Church of the 
Covenant) 

and the Rev. John S. Lyles, Norfolk Presbytery, be invited to preach 
the sermon. 

This was approved. 

The call of the Spring Lake Church was read by Rev. Robert Hall, 
Chairman of Commission on Minister and His Work. Mr. Spransy 
indicated his willingness to accept the call and it was then approved by 
Presbytery. 

From the First Presbyterian Church of Spring Lake for the Rev. 
George C. Spransy, Jr., Salary $5,400.00 per year. 10 percent M.A.F. 
Manse; $1,400.00 annual professional expenses; Family Group Ims. ; One 
Month vacation; Moving expense. 

Mr. Hall reported that the Commission on the Minister and His Work 
had, at the request of Dr. A. N. Wells and the concurrence of the 
Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, dissolved Dr. Wells' relationship with 
the Laurinburg Church, effective July 31, 1969. This action was approved 
by Presbytery. 

Mr. Hall further reported that Mr. Wells had been granted permission 
to labor outside the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery as an evangelist in 
the capacity of Bible teacher at Stillman College at Tuscaloosa, 
Alabama. This was approved. 

The Commission on the Minister and His Work, presented Mr. 
Raymond W. Gau, by transfer from Winchester Presbytery and 
recommending that he be examined for membership in Fayetteville 
Presbytery that he might be installed as pastor of the Cameron and Union 
Churches. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the call of the Cameron and Union Churches to the Rev. 
Raymond W. Gau be approved 

2. That the Rev. Raymond W. Gau of Winchester Presbytery be 
examined in order that he might accept the calls of the Union and 
Cameron Churches. 



364 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Mr. George Houck, Chairman of the Examinations Committee, 

directed the examination of Mr. Gau in accordance with the Book of 
Church Order, in reg?:d to his views. 

Mr. Gau spoke of his Christian experience. Approved. 

Dr. Cheves Ligon examined in Theology. Sustained 

Mr. Houck examined on the Sacraments Sustained 

Mr. B. E. Dotson examined in Church Government Sustained 



The examination was then sustained as a whole. 
Motion "That when he signs the membership book he be enrolled as a 
member of Fayetteville Presbytery". 

Approved. 

The following calls were read: 
To Mr. Gau from the Cameron Church: 

Total amount to be paid— $6000. 

Of this $4800. salary 

Allowance 1200. 

Free use of manse 

To Mr. Gau from the Union Church 

Total to be paid — $3000. 

Of this salary is $2400. 

Allowance is $600. 

Each church to pay its proportionate part of the insurance and 
Ministers Annuity Fund fees, and to grant one month's vacation each 
year. 

Mr. Gau indicated his willingness to accept the calls. These calls were 
then approved by Presbytery. 

The following order was given for the installation of Mr. Gau. Service to 
be at Cameron for both churches, July 20, at 7 : 30 p.m. 

Rev. Howard Gilkeson, Charge the Pastor 

Rev. B. E. Dotson To preside 

Rev. A. C. Trivette, to preach the sermon 

Elder Clifton Blue to charge the Pastor 

With Elders Paul Green and Hugh McLean completing the 
Commission. 

CHANGE IN THE TERMS OF CALL OF THE BLUFF CHURCH: The 
Bluff Church requested that the salary of pastor Robert L. Temple be 
increased from $4800. to $5400. and the professional expense be increased 
to $1200. and to pay 10 percent of the Minister's Annuity Fund dues. 

This was approved 

CAMP MONROE: Rev. Cortez Cooper reported on the progress of the 
Camp Monroe Challenge Gift Campaign. He reported that $30,000. had 
been given or pledged to the $50,000. Challenge Gift Campaign and that 
altogether more than $61,000. in cash had been paid into the campaign. 

This report was received as information and the following 
recommendation was adopted: 

That the Trustees of Fayetteville Presbytery by authorized to borrow 
up to $75,000. to be repaid from contributions toward the current Capital 
Fund Campaign. 



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This resolution is to update a previously adopted resolution (Oct. 1967) 
as required by the bank. 

STEWARDSHIP COMMITTEE: Mr. C. C. McLean reported on the 
work of the Stewardship Committee of Presbytery. He then introduced 
Dr. Paul Warren, Director of Stewardship Education, who spoke of his 
plans for a Stewardship Renewal Program. 

This report was received as information. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE : Rev. Leighton McKeithen gave an oral 
report suggesting that thanks be given to the Big Rockfish Church for the 
invitation to meet here and also thanks to all who helped to make the 
meeting a pleasant and helpful one. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The minutes were then read and 
approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery then adjourned after a prayer by the 
Rev. Charles Kirkpa trick 

Jerry Cooke, Moderator 
A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 
Attest: R. S. Arrowood 
Stated Clerk 



366 



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IN MEMORIAM 



NAME 

Daniel A. Patterson 

Henry J. Gilchrist 

JoeF. Cannady 

Myers Tilghman 

Rowland Goff 

John A. Black 

• George F.Dempsey 

C. G. Priest 

H.B.Jennings 

J. H. Barrington, Sr. 

Hassell R. McMillan 

Thomas L. O'Kelley 

EuinE.Baxlay 

William L. Poole, Sr. 

Dr. Henry H. Hodgin 

James H. Townsend 

J. W. Jones 

Albert Seaford 

Oscar Blue McCormick 

Alsie Vaiden Autrey 

Arthur C. Bailey 



ELDERS 

BIRTH— DEATH 

Oct. 24. 1884— Oct. 28. 1968 
Sept. 17, 1905— Sept. 25, 1968 
Nov. 15, 1891— Feb. 8, 1968 
Sept. 23, 1915— Aug. 31, 1968 
Jan. 17, 1904— Sept. 28, 1968 
July 3, 1902— Apr. 15, 1968 
June 16, 1890— Mar. 3, 1968 
Aug. 12, 1890— Feb. 29, 1968 
Feb. 3. 1873— Jan. 27, 1968 
Aug. 3; 1893— Dec. 13, 1968 
Dec. 26, 1904— Apr. 26, 1968 
Sept. 18, 1896— May 22, 1968 
May 4, 1900— Aug. 20, 1968 
Apr. 15, 1887-Feb. 8, 1968 
June 22, 188o— July 4, 1968 
June 10, 1885— Aug. 8, 1968 
Aug. 13, 1886— May 7, 1968 
Dec. 31, 1906— Dec. 19, i968 
Aug. 11, 1913— Apr. 19, 1968 
Sept. 5, 1892— Apr. 22, 1968 
June 24, 1894— Sept. 14, 1968 



CHURCH 

Bensalem 

Cameron 

Cape Fear 

Dunn 

Dunn 

Galatia 

Highland 

Lakeview 

1st Lumberton 

1st Lumberton 

McMillan 

1st Maxton 

Pleasant View 

Raeford 

Red Springs 

Red Springs 

Rex 

Shiloh 

Trinity 

Union 

Union 



Josiah Williams 
William S. Johnson 
William B.Willis 
Archie Patterson 
D. D. Troutman 
Neill Hector McNeill 
Douglas M. McMillan 
John M. Edwards 
Blackmon Cannady 
Leonard McBryde 
Floyd Harold Upole 



DEACONS 

July 9, 1890— Sept. 30, 1968 
Mar. 9, 1929— Dec. 23, 1968 
Aug. 19, 1886— Apr. 11, 1968 
Oct. 13, 1933— Sept. 13, 1968 
Nov. 17, 1905— July 8, 1968 
Sept. 29, 1889— Oct. 2, 1968 
May 8, 1891— Dec. 10, 1968 
June 4, 1892— Feb. 7, 1968 
Sept. 12 —May 10, 196b 

? Nov. 3, 1968 

June 22, 1909— Nov. 21, 1960 



Bluff 

Brownson Mem. 

Galatia 

Leaflet 

Lumber Bridge 

Philadelphus 

Red Springs 

Rowland 

Sherwood 

Shiloh 

West End 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 367 

INDEX 

Adjourned Meeting 362 

Administrative Commission Appointed 361 

Administrative Commission Reports 331, 342 

Amendment to the Constitution, Report on Appointed 347 

Amendments to the Constitution, Vote on 332 

Assembly's and Synod's Agencies Report on 333, 342 

Atkins, Mr. Bill, Addresses Presbytery 342 

Big Rockfish Church, Invitation Accepted 337 

Boundaries, Ad Interim Report on Adopted 327 

Boundaries, Rev. J. M. Walker Addresses Presbytery on 353 

Budget 352 

Called Meeting 360 

Campbellton, Administrative Commission Appointed. 361 

Camp Monroe, Resolution on 344 

Camp Monroe, Report on 364 

Candidate Received 339 

Candidate, Report on 331, 339 

Candidate, Sermon by 362 

Church and Society, Report on 358 

Christian Education, Report on 332, 340, 357 

Commission on the 

Minister and His Work, Report 324, 343, 354, 360, 363 

Commissioners to the General Assembly Elected 352 

Commissioners to the General Assembly Report 343 

Commissioning Service 320 

Commissions to Install Appointed 326, 359 

Commissions to Install Report 322, 337, 347 

Communications 322, 347 

Communion Service '. 320, 346 

Enrollment 320, 336, 346, 360, 362 

Gau, Rev. Raymond, Received 363 

Grubb, Rev. James M. Addresses Presbytery 340 

Higher Education Reports 332, 356 

In Memoriam Page 366 

Installation of Mrs. Cheney, Area D.C.E 324 

Introductions 324, 342, 353 

Lowman, Rev. H. Ruffner Received 326 

Manual, Report on Docketed 358 

McPherson, Mrs. H. Cone, Report 340 

Memorial Service 320 

Ministers Excused 321, 337, 347, 362 

Ministers Received 326, 356, 363 

Moderator Elected 321, 337, 347 

Moderator Nominated 324, 343, 353 

National Ministries, Report on 331, 340, 357 

Next Meeting 335, 359 

Nominating Committee Reports 332, 344, 349 

Overture of Laurinburg Session 333 

Presbytery's Council Reports 323, 339, 348 



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PresDyterian Survey, Report on 353 

Program of Presbytery 321, 337, 347 

Resolution to the General Assembly of North Carolina 332 

Resolutions Committee Appointed 322, 337, 347, 362 

Resolutions Committee Reports 334, 344, 359, 365 

Salary Changes .' 325, 364 

Sessional Records, Committee of the Whole 331 

Sessional Records, Report on 333, 344 

Spransy, Candidate George, Examined for Ordination 363 

Stewardship, Report on 352, 365 

Temporary Clerks Elected 321, 337, 347 

Treasurer's Report 328 

Vote on Union with R.C.A 324 

Warren, Rev. Paul F., Engaged 340 

Welcome 321, 337, 347 

Wells, Rev. A. L. Permitted to Labor Out of Bounds 363 

Women of the Church Report 340 

World Missions Report. 323 






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STATED MEETINGS 

February 3, 1970 

BROWNSON MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Southern Pines, N.C. 

May 12, 1970 

MacPHERSON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N.C. 

October 13, 1970 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Maxton, N.C. 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

July 12, 1970 

Bethel Presbyterian Church 

Raeford, N. C. 

CALLED MEETINGS 

Dec. 9, 1969 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N.C. 

Dec. 3, 1970 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N. C. 



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MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

February 3, 1970 

BROWNSON MEMORIAL PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Southern Pines, N.C. 

May 12, 1970 

MacPHERSON PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N.C. 

October 13, 1970 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Maxton, N.C. 

ADJOURNED MEETING 

July 12, 1970 

Bethel Presbyterian Church 

Raeford, N. C. 

CALLED MEETINGS 

Dec. 9, 1969 
FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N.C. 

Dec. 3, 1970 

FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 

Fayetteville, N. C. 



370 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



GENERAL DIRECTORY 



OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 



Moderators: Rev. Eugene C. Ensley, Rev. Grant Sharp, Rev. H. Hoover 

Bear. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. C. K. Ligon (1973) 
Stated Clerk: Rev. R. S. Arrowood (1971) 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. A. C. Trivette (1973) 
Historian: R. S. Arrowood, 



TRUSTEES 

I. DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

1974 - Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 

1973 - Rev. W. C. Neill Aberdeen 

1972 - Mr. R. S. Kelly Erwin 

1971 - Rev. R. L. Prince Pinehurst 



II. SANDY GROVE PROPERTY 

1973 - Mr. Lawrence McNeill Raeford 

1972 - Mr. J. B. Cameron, Mr. Julian B. McLeod Raeford 

1971 - Mr. H. R. McLean, Mr. Neill McFadyen Raeford 



III. FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

1973 - Dr. Marcus Smith Raeford 

1972 - Mr. Herbert Johnson Coats 

1971 - Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 



IV. LEBANON CHURCH PROPERTY 

1973-Mr. David Townsend Rowland 

1972 . . Mr. James McNair Maxton 

1971 - Mr. W. A. Johnson Maxton 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 371 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL 

Mr. Murphy McGirt, Chairman 

1973 - Mr. Murphy McGirt Maxton 

1972 - Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr Fayetteville 

1971 - Mr. W. E. Blue Southern Pines 

EX-OFFICIO MEMBERS 

Chairmen of all Major Committees 

Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

President of the Women of Fayetteville Presbytery 

President of the Men of Fayetteville Presbytery 

Moderator of the Young People of the Presbytery 

The Stated Clerk of the Presbytery 

THE COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 
Rev. J.V.C. Summerell, Chairman 

1973 - J.V.C. Summerell, Rev. R.F. Sloop 

1972 - Mr. Frank McNeill, Aberdeen; Mr. Worth Wood, Fayetteville 
1971 - Rev. B.E. Dotson, Mr. Lamont Brown, Southern Pines 



MAJOR COMMITTEES 

I. WORLD MISSIONS 

Mrs. E.W. Reinecke, Chairman 

1973 - Mrs. E.W. Reinecke Fayetteville 

1972 - Mrs. Robert G. Gustafson Laurinburg 

1971 - Rev. Russell Park 



II. ANNUITIES AND RELIEF 
Mr. Hervey Evans, Sr. Chairman 

1973 - Mr. Nelson Liles Laurinburg 

1972 - Rev. A. Jackson Morrison 

1971 - Mr. Hervey Evans, Sr Laurinburg 

III. CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 
Rev. W.C. Neill, Chairman 

1973 - Miss Mary Anna Wells, Lumberton; Miss Martha Lou Anderson, 
Fayetteville, Rev. Sam Shumate, Mr. Denny Shaffer, Mr. H.D. 
Reaves, Jr., Fayetteville; Mrs. H.C. McPherson, Cameron. 

1972-Rev. George Spransy, Jr., Rev. Raymond Gau, Miss Marsha 
Somers, Dunn; Mrs. George Houck, Fayetteville; Mrs. Rodger 
Decker, Laurinburg; Rev. H. Hoover Bear, Rev. James Dellert. 

1971 - Miss Wanda Jones, Miss Betsey Harper, Rev. William Painter, Mr. 
Don Caswell, Hope Mills; Mr. James McN. Williams, Fayetteville; 
Rev. W.C. Neill, Mrs. Donald Humphries, Shannon; Mrs. J.C. 
Andrews, Dunn; Mrs. Myrton Stewart, Carthage. 

Advisory Members; Rev. C. K. Ligon, Exec. Sec; Rev. Robert Turner 
Regional Director. 



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IV. HIGHER EDUCATION 

Rev. John A. Brothers, Chairman. 

1973 - Mrs. Rees Jenkins, Jr. Lumberton. 

1972 - Rev. Lawrence Kessler, Mr. L.E. Auman, Fayetteville 

1971 - Rev. John A. Brothers, Mr. W.R. Dulin, Laurinburg. 



NATIONAL MINISTRIES 

Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Chairman 

1973 - Mr. Duncan McGoogan, Red Springs, Rev. Russell Fleming, Mr. 

Carl Gentry, Maxton; Rev. John Ropp, Mr. Joe E. Currie, Southern 

Pines; Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Mr. Watts Auman, West End. 
1972 - Rev. Larry Parker, Mr. Guy ton Smith, Dunn; Mr. E.H. Creech, Jr. 

Benson; Mrs. Kathleen Cook, Fayetteville; Rev. C.E. Jenkins, Mrs. 

Nettie Daniels, Fayetteville; Mr. Charles Collier, Linden. 
1971 - Mr. Edward H. McCormick, Lillington, Mr. Crawford McKethan, 

Fayetteville; Mr. Joe Moss, Fayetteville; Rev. Grant Sharp, Rev. 

Fred Currie. 



IV. ASSEMBLY'S AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES 

Rev. J. Tom Young, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. J.D. Nesselrodt, Rev. J. Tom Young 

1972 - Rev. H. Ruffner Lowman, Mr. H.J. Woodall, Benson. 

1971 - Mr. Worth Moore, Fayetteville; Mr. Walter Coley, Raeford 



VII. WOMEN'S WORK 

Mrs. Nathan Gibson, Chairman. 

1973 - Mrs. Nathan Gibson 

1972 - Rev. James D. MacKenzie 

1971 - Mrs. John Nance, Fayetteville. 



VIII. STEWARDSHIP 

Mr. James B. McLeod, Chairman. 

1973 - Mr. John Luther McLean, Lumberton; Mr. James B. McLeod, 

Raeford; Mr. McNair Evans, Laurinburg; Mr. J.E. Parker, 

Fayetteville. 
1972 - Rev. Robert Park, Mr. James Harper, Fayetteville; Mr. North 

Lewis, West End; Mr. Bryant Holmes, Fayetteville. 
1971 - Rev. George Chaney, Jr., Mr. Dan McDonald, Pinehurst; Mr. 

Harold Stutts, Fayetteville; Mr. A.C. Parker, Fayetteville. 



IX. CHURCH AND SOCIETY. . 

Rev. Allan Smyth, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. Allan Symth, Rev. Fred Hill, Mr. W.C. Swann, Fayetteville. 

1972 - Mrs. Charles Parrish, Laurinburg. 

1971 - Mr. William F. Wade, Dunn; Mr. Marshall Thompson, Maxton. 



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X CANDIDATES FOR THE MINISTRY 
Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, Chairman. 
1973 - Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson, Mrs. J. A. Cade, Fayetteville. 
1972 - Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, Mrs. A. C. Trivette, Laurinburg. 
1971 - Mr. June S. Johnson, Raeford; Mr. Edward Byrd, Bunnlevel; Rev. 
Robert L. Temple. 



PERMANENT COMMITTEES 

I. NOMINATING COMMITTEE 

Rev. John A. Brothers, Jr. Chairman. 

1973 - Rev. John A. Brothers, Jr., Mr. Harvey Oliver, Fayetteville. 

1972 - Rev. George F. Houck, Mr. C. Wayne Collier, Linden. 

1971 - Rev. C. Rees Jenkins, Mr. R. D. McMillan, Jr., Red Springs. 

II. PRESBYTERY'S WORK 
Rev. W. H. Morrison, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. W.H. Morrison, Rev. W.K. Fitch, Mr. Myrton Stewart, 
Carthage; Rev. Dawes Graybeal, Rev. Lawrence Kessler, Mr. D.P. 
Ray, Lillington. 

1972 - Rev. Howard Gilkeson, Mr. Ralph Wade, Dunn; Rev. George 
Chaney, Mr. Lester Everets, Fayetteville; Rev. Larry Parker, Mr. 
W.B. Bracey, Rowland; Rev. Robert Temple. 

1971 - Rev. A. Jackson Morrison, Mr. L. E. Calhoun, Laurel Hill; Rev. 
B.F. Ferguson, Mr. Harry Thornberg, Raeford; Mr. John Sloan, 
Aberdeen; Mr. William 0. Cameron, Dunn. 

III. INSTALLATIONS 

Rev. Robert F. Sloop, Chairman. 

1973 - Rev. J. Ray Dickens, Mr. E.L. McKeithen, Fayetteville. 

1972 - Rev. R.F. Sloop, Mr. C.C. Bailey, Fayetteville. 
1971 - Rev. Robert G. Hall, Rev. Vance C. Baucom. 

IV. BILLS AND OVERTURES. 

The last six Moderators; the last ex-moderator to serve as chairman. 



V. MANUAL OF PRESBYTERY 
Rev. R.S. Arrowood, Chairman 
1973 - Mr. Clyde Auman, West End. 

1972 - Mr. Edwin Bain, Bunnlevel. 

1971 - Rev. R.S. Arrowood, Mr. John Sloan, Aberdeen. 

Ex-Officio Members: Executive Secretary, Stated Clerk, Chairman of 
Presbytery's Council, Chairman of Christian Education. 

VI. PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY 
Rev. John Steele, Chairman. 

1973 - Mrs. H.R. Matthews, Fayettevi 1 ' 

1972 - Rev. John S. Steele. 



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VII. CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH 

Rev. Robert Urie, Chairman. 

1973 - Mr. Robert Ewing, Southern Pines; Dr. Duncan Owen. 

Fayetteville. 
1972 - Dr. Dan Currie, Fayetteville; Rev. Robert Urie. 
1971 - Dr. David Drake, Fayetteville, Mr. R.S. Taylor, Lillington. 



VIII. EXAMINATIONS 

THE Senior Member of Theology as Chairman. 

a. Christian Experience: The Moderator. 

b. Theology 

1973 - Rev. Donald G. Miller 

1972 - Rev. Louis C. LaMotte 

1971 - Rev. John A. Brothers 

c. Sacraments 

1973 - Rev. James Dellert 

1972 - Rev. James Appleby 

1971 - Rev. George F. Houck 

d. Church Government 

1973 - Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen 

1972 - Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

1971 - Rev. A. D. McArn 

e. English Bible 

1973 - Rev. Robert 0. Freeman 

1972 - Rev. Fred Hill 

1971 - Rev. Billy H. Herring 

f. Thesis and Exegesis 

1973 - Rev. Louis C. LaMotte 

1972 - Rev. Ansley C. Moore 

1971 - Rev. Tom Young 

IV. Historical Matters 

Rev. James D. MacKenzie, Chairman 

1973 - Rev. R.S. Arrowood 

1972 - Mr. Jack Crane, Fayetteville 
1971 - Rev. James D. MacKenzie 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 375 

MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 
(Printed as Information) 



1. CHURCHES BY DISTRICTS: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Bluff, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, Godwin, 
Grove, McMillan, Plainview, Providence, Unity. 

District No. 2: Ashworth, Big Rockfish, Bonnie Doon, Campbellton, 
Church of the Covenant, College Heights, Comfort, Fayetteville, First, 
Highland, Hope Mills, MePherson, Palestine, Peace, Philippi, Sardis, 
Sherwood, Spring Lake, Sunnywide, Vaughn Mem., Village, 
Westminster. 

District No. 3: Amy's Chapel, Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, 
McNair Mem., Midway, Mount Pelier, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, 
Philadelphus, Red Springs, Rowland, St. Pauls. 

District No. 4: Centre, Church in the Pines, Laurel Hill, Laurinburg, 
Maxton, Mountpelier, Pleasant View, Smyrna, Middleton Heights. 

District No. 5: Antioch, Bethel Galatia, Lumber Bridge, Parkton, 
Raeford, Rex, Shiloh. 

District No. 6: Bethesda, Brownson Mem., Community, Culdee, Eureka, 
Jackson Springs, Lakeview, Manly, West End. 

District No. 7: Bensalem, Cameron, Cameron Hill, Carthage, Cypress, 
Eagle Springs, Elise, Horsehoe, Priest Hill, Union, Vass. 

District No. 8: Barbecue, Bunnlevel, Cape Fear, Cedar Rock, Ephesus, 
Flat Branch, Leaflet, Lillington, Mt. T>isgah, Olivia, Raven Rock, 
Summerville. 

2. OFFICERS OF THE WOMEN OF THE CHURCH 

President: Mrs. Joseph C. Andrews, Dunn. 
Vice-President: Miss Treva Auman, West End. 
Secretary: Mrs. Carl Fitchett, Jr. Dunn. 
Treasurer: Mrs. W.H. McKeithen, Fayetteville. 

3. OFFICERS OF THE MEN OF THE CHURCH 

President: Dr. Charles M. Speegle, Fayetteville. 
Exec. Vice-President: Dr. John C. Grier, Pinehurst. 
Sec.-Treas.: James S. Harper: Fayetteville. 

4. OFFICERS OF YOUNG PEOPLE 

Moderator: Miss Kay Miller, St. Pauls. 
Vice-Moderator: Ricky Love, Red Springs. 
Sec.-Treas.: Miss Ann Blue, Vass. 



376 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-FIRST 
STATED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Southern Pines, N. C. February 3, 1970 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its Three Hundred and Sixty-First 
Stated Meeting at Southern Pines, in the Brownson Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, February 3, 1970 at 9:30 A.M. Presbytery was 
called to order by the Moderator, Mr. Ben White, Rev. J. Ray Dickens 
gave the opening prayer. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery was led in a service of the 
sacrament of the Lord's Supper by the host pastor, the Rev. James R. 
Dellert, assisted by the elders of the Church. 

MEMORIAL SERVICE: The names of the elders and deacons, who 
died during the past year, 1969 were read by the Stated Clerk, The Rev. R. 
S. Arrowood. Presbytery stood and was led in a prayer of thanksgiving 
for the lives, the inspiration and the service of these deceased Elders and 
Deacons by the Rev. Robert Urie. 

ENROLLMENT: The enrollment was taken and the Stated Clerk 
declared that a quorum was present. 

The following ministers were enrolled: C. S. Albright, Francis 0. 
Alston, James Appleby, R. S. Arrowood, Vance C. Baucom, H. Hoover 
Bear, John A. Brother, Jr., Stedman B. Bryan, Leslie Bullock, Lawrence 
C. Calhoun, S. R. Chaney, Jr., Jerry R. Cook, James Dellert, J. Ray 
Dickens, D. H. Dulin, E. C. Ensley, Ben Ferguson, Russell B. Fleming, 
W. K. Fitch, Jr., R. O. Freeman, Raymond W. Gau, Dawes B. Graybeal, 
Gerald A. Heersma; Billy H. Herring, James C. Hicks, Fred Hill, Geo. F, 
Houck, James F. Hubbard, C. Rees Jenkins, Douglas Kelly, Lawenee W. 
Kessler, Sharches E. Kirkpatrick, Louis C. Lamotte, C. K. Ligon, H. 
Ruffner Lowman, Jr., Robert A. Massey, James D. MacKenzie, A. 
Douglas McArn, L. B. McKeithen, James McKinnon, James B. MacLeod, 
E. D. McMahan, Ansley C. Moore, A. Jackson Morrison, W. H. Morrison, 
Julian D. Nesselrodt, W. L. Painter, Jr., Richard Park, Larry Parker, 
Robert F. Park, Grant M. Sharp, Sam. Shumate, R. F. Sloop, Frank E. 
Smith, Allan Smyth, S. T. Snively, George Spransy, John S. Steele, J.V.C. 
Summerell, Robert L. Temple, Alton Trivette, Robert Lee Turner, 
Robert M. Urie, J. T. Young. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective 
representatives: Bensalem, E. T. Lewis, Benson, W. R. Johnson; Berea, 
Wilbert Coats; Bethel, J. J. Blythe; Bethesda, J. D. McLean; Big Rock- 
fish, Marshall Kinlaw; Bluff, Joe Heath; Bonnie Doone, Theron H. 
Johnson; Brownson Memorial, Robert B. Hill; Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd,; 
Cameron, Hayes Harbour; Cameron Hill, Neil C. Cameron; Cape Fear, 
Wesley W. Harvell; Carthage, Murd K. Prevost; Cedar Rock, C. T. 
Thomas, Jr.; Bentre, Ben A. White; Church in the Pines, Mildred F. 
Gibson; Church of the Covenant, Ronnie Jones; Comfort, J. C. Spell; 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 377 

Pinehurst Community, H. W. Ehrhardt, Jr. ; Culdee, James L. McKenzie; 
Dunn, 1st, J. C. Andrews; Eagle Springs, John W. Bost; Ebenezer, E. V. 
Creech; Elise, W. P. Schumacher; Erwin, Robert H. Kelly; Eureka, Joe 
W. Blue; Fairmont 1st, Herman Campbell; Fayetteville 1st, Richard P. 
Taylor; Flat Branch, Edwin Bain; Galatia, Herman Koonce; Godwin, 
James Meintyre; Highland, Jackson F. Lee; Horseshoe, Fred Hilliard; 
Iona, Chas. D. Potter; Jackson Springs, George Ross; Lakeview, J. E. 
Causey; Laurel Hill, Robert E. Monroe, Laurinburg, B.arron Mills; 
Leaflet, Hubert Cameron; Lillington, Neill M. Kelly; Lumber Bridge, 
Roger F. Hall; Lumberton 1st, John M. Grantham; Manly, Chester 
Calloway; Maxton, J. M. Kirkpatrick; Midway, Douglas Lytch; 
MacPherson, John McFadyen; McMillan, W.C.R. Williams; Middleton 
Heights, Frank Callahan; Montpelier, E. H. Johnston; Mt. Pisgah, 
Clayton McNeill; Palestine, James W. McPhail; Parkton, Angus 
McDiarmid; Emory E. Barwick; Pembroke, Wm. McCormick; 
Philadelphus, John P. Buie; Priest Hill, Brady Pressley; Providence, J. 
C. Bailey; Raeford, James B. McLeod; Raven Rock, Norman Patterson; 
Red Springs, W. R. Bullock; Rex, J. H. Johnson; Rowland, R. L. 
Campbell; Sardis, George Elliot; Sherwood, George McLamb; Shiloh, 0. 
B. Israel; Smyrna, J. H. Ray; Spring Lake 1st, David A. Langley; St. 
Pauls, N. T. Alford; Sunnyside, Colon Carter; Trinity, George Meltor; 
Union, Ira G. Turnley; Unity, Henry T. Barefoot; Vass, J. Herbert 
Caddell; Vaughn Memorial, Ellis R. Beard; Village, C. S. Pickett; West 
End, W. E. Jackson; Westminster, Ed. Wilson. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused for 
non-attendance: C. I. Calcote, B. E. Dotson, Robert G. Hall, Paul L. 
Hanks, W. C. Neill, R. H. Poole and R. L. Prince. 

ORGANIZATION: The Rev. Grant Sharp was elected Moderator. Mr. 
George Elliot and Mr. R. H. Kelly, Jr. were elected temporary clerks. 

WELCOME: Mr. Robert Ewing extended a cordial welcome from the 
Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church. 

PROGRAM OF PRESBYTERY: Mr. Dellert presented the prepared 
docket as the program of the day. It was adopted. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The following Standing Committee on 
Resolutions was appointed by the Moderator: The Rev. Allan Smythe, 
Chairman. The Rev. William Painter and Elder Barron Mills. 

COMMUNICATIONS: The following communications were read to 
Presbytery by the Stated Clerk: 

1. From T. Watson Street, Secretary of World Missions of the General 
Assembly, to the Presbytery. This was referred to the Committee on 
World Missions. 

2. The list of churches not reporting was read. 

3. The Rev. James McKenzie, pastor of Olivia and Barbecue Churches 
was commended for a book, Colorful Heritage, which he had recently 
written, giving an informal history of Barbecue and Bluff Presbyterian 
Churches. 



.378 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

4. Reports of the Commissions to install; Gerald Heersma at Eureka- 
Lakeview ; James Hicks as Associate Pastor at Lumberton ; Fred Hill at 
Vaughan Memorial; and Francis 0. Alston, Fairmont First were 
approved and admitted to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Fred Hill as pastor of the Vaughn Memorial Presbyterian Church met at 
the church at 7:00 p.m., on 18 Jan. 1970. The following were present: 
Ministers: Rev. C. R. Jenkins; Rev. James H. McKinnon, Jr., Rev. 
Charles E. Kirkpatrick; Ruling Elders: C. B. McKeithan, S. Joe 
Thomason, Jerome Clark. The meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. C. 
R. Jenkins was elected Chairman and Jerome Clark Clerk. The 
Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. The Rev. C. R. 
Jenkins presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. 
James H. McKinnon, Jr. preached the sermon. S. Joe Thomason charged 
the minister. Rev. C.E. Kirkpatrick charged the congregation. Rev. Fred 
Hill was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Vaughn 
Memorial Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service 
was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The 
minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was 
adjourned with prayer. 

C. Rees Jenkins, Chairman 
Jerome Clark, Clerk 



The Commission appointed Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
James C. Hicks, Jr. as associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 7:00 p.m., on October 26, 1969. The following were 
present: Ministers: R. F. Sloop, Larry Parker, J. Allan Smyth; Ruling 
Elders: John L. McLean, Duncan McGoogan, W. N. Carmical Jr. The 
meeting was opened with prayer. Rev. Larry Parker was elected 
Chairman and W. N. Carmical Jr., Clerk. The Commission then met with 
the congregation of the Church. Rev. Larry Parker presided and 
propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. R. F. Sloop preached the 
sermon. John L. McLean charged the minister. Rev. J. Allan Smyth 
charged the congregation. Rev. James C. Hicks, Jr. was declared duly 
elected and installed as associate pastor of the First Presbyterian Church 
according to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with 
the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

Larry Parker, Chairman 
W. N. Carmical, Jr., Clerk 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Francis O. Alston as pastor of the First Church, Fairmont, N. C. 
Presbyterian Church met at the church at 7:15 p.m., on Oct. 26, 1969. The 
following were present: Ministers: The Rev. David McLean, The Rev. A. 
Jackson Morrison, The Rev. Robert G. Hall; Ruling Elders: Mr. A. R. 
Bullock, Mr. J. B. McCloskey. The meeting was opened with prayer. The 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 379 

Rev. David McLean was elected Chairman and The jlev. Robert G. Hall 
Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. 
The Rev. David McLean presided and propounded the constitutional 
questions. The Rev. Robert G. Hall preached the sermon. The Rev. A. J. 
Morrison charged the minister. Mr. J. B. McCloskey charged the 
congregation. Rev. Francis 0. Alston was declared duly elected and 
installed as pastor of the First Presbyterian, Fairmont Church according 
to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the 
benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

David McLean, Chairman 
Robert G. Hall, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Gerald A. Heersma as pastor of the Lakeview Presbyterian Church met 
at the church at 7:00 p.m., on Oct. 26, 1969. The following were present: 
Ministers: Raymond Gau, W. C. Neill, B. D. Dotson; Ruling Elders: 
Gilbert Bailey, Lee Williams, Harris Blake, Clifton Blue. The meeting 
was opened with prayer. Rev. W. C. Neill was elected Chairman and 
Harris Blake Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregation of 
the Church. Rev. B. E. Dotson presided and propouned the constitutional 
questions. Rev. Raymond Gau preached the sermon. Rev. W. C. Neill 
charged the minister. Mr. Clifton Blue charged the congregation. Rev. 
Gerald A. Heersma was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of 
the Lakeview Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service 
was concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The 
minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was 
adjourned with prayer. 

Rev. W. C. Neill, Chairman 
Harris Blake, Clerk 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Gerald A. Heersma as pastor of the Eureka Presbyterian Church met at 
the church at 6:45 p.m., on Oct. 19, 1969. The following were present: 
Ministers: B. E. Dotson, W. C. Neill, and R. W. Gau; Ruling Elders: G. 
M. Bailey, H. C. Blue, and Doris Stewart. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. B. E. Dotson was elected Chairman and G. M. Bailey Clerk. The 
Commission then met with the congregation of the Church. Rev. B. E. 
Dotson presided and propounded the constitutional questions. Rev. W. C. 
Neill preached the sermon. Rev. R. W. Gau charged the minister. Ruling 
Elder Doris Stewart charged the congregation. Rev. Gerald A. Heersma 
was declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Eureka Church 
according to the Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with 
the benediction by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the 
Commission were adopted and the Commission was adjourned with 
prayer. 

B. E. Dotson, Chairman 
G. M. Bailey, Clerk 



380 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORTS 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Mr. Harvey Oliver gave the Report of 
Presbytery's Council. The report was adopted as follows: 

The Council of Fayetteville Presbytery met on January 13, and heard 
the reports of the committee chairmen. Council was pleased with all the 
accomplishments of last year, and concurred in the plans being projected 
for this year. The members were glad to hear that the benevolent 
contributions in 1969 were a $4,000 increase over 1968. As late as 
December 1, 1969, there were strong indications that final totals would 
show a decrease. Churches sent in $117,000 during the last month. 

Council is also pleased that the Camp Monroe Campaign shows promise 
of success. More contributions, which would be matched dollar for dollar, 
are needed, and the Presbytery would be receptive to them. 

The Council is appointing an AD HOC Committee to make a detailed 
study of the Presbytery Program. The motion, passed, upon which the 
Council is acting, is: "That the Chairman appoint a 5-m ember committee 
to study the goals and structures of the Presbytery for its mission in the 
1970' s. Hopefully, this self -study will enable Presbytery to define its 
mission and organize itself to fulfill its mission in this new decade. The 
Council urges that, in addition to the AD HOC study, that each of the 
separate churches cooperate with the National Ministries Committee in 
making its self-study for the Survey proposed by that committee. (See 
National Ministries Report). The Council invites pastors and sessions to 
confer, advise, or make suggestions at any time about Presbytery's 
work. 

The Council is glad to announce that Mrs. Joe C. Andrews, President of 
the Women of the Church of Fayetteville Presbytery, will present her 
annual report at the May meeting.... Also, Council would like to report 
that the Church and Society Committee has $300 in its budget, and would 
like to assist churches which might be interested in setting up Day Care 
Centers, or other projects of Christian Service. 

An audit of the Presbytery Central Treasurer is now in progress. 

Council asks that the Executive Secretary make a brief report of 
activities, 1969, as a supplement to this report. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

That Rev. George Houck and Mr. Murphy McGirt be elected to the 
Presbytery Nominating Committee, Class of 1973. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harvey Oliver, Jr., Chairman 

The Rev. Robert Urie was then called on to report on Christianity and 
Health. The report was received as information. 

Mr. Oliver then called on Dr. Cheves Ligon for a report on his work for 
the past year. The report was received as information. 

The Rev. Jackson Morrison made the following motion which was 
adopted: "That the Executive Secretary be commended for a work well 
done." 

REVISION OF THE MANUAL: The report of the Committee on the 
Revision of the Manual of Fayetteville Presbytery was given by Mr. R.S. 
Arrowood. The report was received as information. The following motion 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 381 

made by Dr. James Appleby was adopted: "That a Committee of five be 
p",pointed by the Moderator to prepare and submit to Presbytery at its 
jctober Meeting a new Manual. 

The following committee was appointed: Rev. Robert 0. Freeman, 
Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick, Rev. Hoover Bear, Mr. Harvey Oliver and Mr. 
A. C. Parker, 

TREASURER'S REPORT: The report of the Treasurer was given by 
the Executive Secretary, Dr. Cheves Ligon, who is the Treasurer. Note 
was taken of the fact that giving to the budget for the year 1969 had 
exceeded the budget. The report was adopted. 



Assembly Causes Budgeted for 1969 




Received 


World Missions 


$67,292 


$63,679 


National Ministries 


22,693 


21,474 


Christian Education 


10,305 


9,752 


Annuities and Relief 


9,742 


9,235 


General Fund Agencies 


20,611 


19,504 


Inter Church Agencies 


301 


291 




$130,944 


$123,935 


SYNOD CAUSES 






Church Extension 


$ 4,883 


$ 4,618 


Presbyterian Home 


10,203 


9,655 


Children's Home 


15,564 


14,725 


Christian Education 


8,443 


8,008 


Guidance Program 


3,764 


3,552 


Educational Institutions 


46,681 


44,175 


Campus Christian Life 


10,640 


10,075 


Inter Church Relations 


1,241 


1,195 


Contigent Salary Fund 


305 


291 




$101,724 


$96,294 


PRESBYTERY CAUSES 






National Ministries 


$50,000 


$47,340 


Office 


20,000 


18,923 


Manse 


2,500 


2,357 


Higher Education 


200 


194 


Christian Education 


4,125 


3,907 


Camp Monroe 


30,600 


28,966 


Candidates 


760 


710 


Church and Society 


300 


291 


TOTAL BUDGETED 


$108,485 


$102,688 


Presbytery Tax 




17,197 


Barnabas Fellowship 




2,060 


Assembly Non-Budgeted 




9,487 


Synod Non-Budgeted 




11,290 


Camp Monroe Campaign 




32,495 


Church World Service 




44 



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Assembly non-budgeted: Presbyterian Development Fund, Overseas 
Relief, Halt Hunger, Crisis Fund, Korean Orphan. 

Synod non-budgeted: Barium Springs Clothing, Summer Conference 
Fund, Christmas Gift, Memorials to Barium Springs and Presbyterian 
Home, Seminary Advance, St. Andrews College, Davidson College. 



RECEIPTS FROM CHURCHES 
Budgeted and Non-budgeted as of January 12 



Amy's Chapel $ 

Antioch 1981 

Ashpole 2883 

Ashworth 510 

Barbecue 699 

Bensalem 692 

Benson 825 

Bethesda 11,916 

Bethel 864 

Berea 92 

Big Rockfish 1054 

Bluff 1336 

Bonnie Doone 458 

Brownson Memorial 24,334 

Bunnlevel 472 

Cameron 2519 

Cameron Hill 124 

Campbellton 552 

Cape Fear 103 

Carthage 7813 

Cedar Rock 241 

Centre 3801 

Church in the Pines 9324 

Church of the Covenant 679 

College Heights 1056 

Comfort 646 

Community 2020 

Culdee 2509 

Cypress 1259 

Dunn 12,656 

Eagle Springs 45 

Ebenezer 308 

Elise 763 

Ephesus 493 

Erwin 714 

Eureka 1458 

Fairmont First 1250 

Fayetteville First 34,569 

Flat Branch 678 

Friendship 725 

Galatia 2797 

Godwin 1092 



Grove 170 

Highland 41,687 

Hope Mills 992 
Horseshoe 

Iona 1822 

Jackson Springs 1853 

Lakeview 319 

Laurel Hill 4780 

Laurinburg 35,461 

Leaflet 1481 

Lillington 28(11 

Lumber Bridge 676 

Lumberton 26,786 

MacPherson 13,348 

Manly 266 

Maxton First 7668 

McMillan 506 

Middleton Heights 1512 

Midway 901 

Montpelier 5470 

Mt. Pelier 4 

Mt. Pisgah 1615 

Mt. Tabor 555 

Olivia 472 

Palestine 458 

Parkton 1687 

Peace 2052 

Pembroke 26 

Philadelphus 3379 

Philippi 489 

Planview 139 

Pleasant View 428 

Priest Hill 228 

Providence 390 

Raeford 22,545 

Raven Rock 245 

Red Springs 16,433 

Rex 1198 

Rowland 3296 

Sardis 703 

Sherwood 1762 

Shiloh 551 



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383 



Smyrna 

Spring Lake First 

St. Pauls 

Summerville 

Sunnyside 

Trinity 

Union 



1178 
781 



179 



3292 
913 



Unity 

Vass 

Vaughn Memorial 

Village 

West End 

Westminster 



219 

432 

3404 

93 

4613 

2176 



PLEDGES TO 1970 BUDGET 



Amy's Chapel $ 

Antioch 2000 

Ashpole 1800 

Ashworth 800 

Barbecue 660 

Bensalem 1000 

Benson 616 

Bethesda 8954 

Bethel 400 

Berea 100 

Big Rockfish 600 

Camp Monroe 100 

UTS 50 

Bluff 900 

Bonnie Doone 354 

Brownson Memorial 20,000 

Bunnlevel 396 

Cameron 1980 

Cameron Hill 300 

Campbellton 350 

Cape Fear 75 

Carthage 6500 

Cedar Rock 200 

Centre 2860 

Church in the Pines 7000 

St. Andrews 1000 

Church of the Covenant 615 

College Heights 1100 

Comfort 300 

Community 2400 

Culdee 1800 

Cypress 740 

Dunn 8580 

Missionary 1680 

St. Andrews 1000 
Eagle Springs 

Ebenezer 250 
Elise 

Ephesus 400 

Erwin 1000 

Eureka 700 



Fairmont First 1000 

Missionary 1000 

Fayetteville First 51,485 

Flat Branch 605 

Friendship 630 

Galatia 3750 

Godwin 500 

Grove 320+ 

Highland 34,000 

Camp Monroe 6000 

Hope Mills 950 

Horseshoe 75+ 

Iona 1550 

Barium Springs 150 

Jackson Springs 1100 

Lakeview 400 

Laurel Hill 3300 

Laurinburg 28,900 

Leaflet 1200 

Lillington 3600 

Missionary 900 

Lumber Bridge 697 

Lumberton 13,100 

Missionary 3600 

MacPherson 12,900 

Manly 500 

Maxton First 8800 

McMillan 300 

Middleton Heights 864 

Midway 1000 

Montpelier 4760 
Mt. Pelier 

Mt. Pisgah 1400 

Mt. Tabor 425+ 

Olivia 440 

Palestine 500 

Parkton 1200 

Peace 2000 
Pembroke 
Philadelphus 
Philippi 



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Plainview 
Pleasant View 

Camp Monroe 
Priest Hill 
Providence 
Raeford 
Raven Rock 
Red Springs 
Rex 

Rowland 
Sardis 

St. Andrews 
Sherwood 
Shiloh 
Smyrna 
Spring Lake 



125 


St. Pauls 


5250 


456 


Summerville 


300+ 


60 


Sunnyside 


900 


300 


Trinity 


3200 


150 


Union 


412 


17,390 


Unity 


130 


200 


Vass 


250+ 


11,750 


Vaughn Memorial 


3100 


605 


Village 


300+ 


2600 


West End 


3600 


600 


Westminster 


2600 


100 






700 




$331,339 


950 






1100+ 


+ 1969 Pledge (none 


received 


750 


for 1970 as of this date) 



NATIONAL MINISTRIES: The report of the National Ministries 
Committee was given by Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick. The report was 
received as information. 



WORLD MISSIONS: The report of the World Missions Committee was 
given by Mr. Ligon who introduced Rev. Fred Dinkins, missionary to 
Brazil. Mr. Dinkins reported on the work in Brazil, giving a stirring 
appeal in behalf of the needs of more personnel and larger finances. 

The report was received as information. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The report on Christian Education was 
given by the Chairman, Rev. Robert O. Freeman. The report with its 
recommendation was adopted as follows. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

The Christian Education Committee met for study and planning Friday 
evening and Saturday morning, January 9 and 10, 1970 at Camp Monroe of 
a total membership of 26 (21 class and 5 ex-officio) 19 were in attendance. 
All three of our advisery members were present. Mrs. Ruth Cheney, 
presbytery area worker; Rev. Robert Turner, Synod's regional director; 
and Dr. Cheves Ligon, presbytery's Executive Secretary. 

The following sub-committee reports were received: 

CHILDREN'S WORK: (DA Demonstration School for Kindergarten 
and Grades 1-6 will be held at Westminster Church, March 7 and 8. 

(2) Vacation Church School Directors' Workshop will be held April 12 at 
a place yet to be named. Please send the name of your Vacation Church 
School Director as soon as possible to Rev. George Spransy, 113 Spring 
Ave., Spring Lake, N. C, or to Mrs. Ruth Cheney, Box 3036, Fayetteville. 

YOUTH WORK: (1) The Senior High Youth Fellowship plans a 
presbytery wide rally February 22 at St. Andrews College. Theme: 
"Unconventional Convention - Take 2". The Youth Fellowship of Howard 
Memorial Presbyterian Church, Tarboro, N. C, will present a 
contemporary play, "Get Me to the World on Time". 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 385 

(2) April 10-12 is High School weekend at Presbyterian School of 
Christian Education and Union Theological Seminary in Richmond, Va. 
Pastors are urged to nominate outstanding youth to Rev. Bill Painter as 
soon as you have received information. 

(3) We request permission for Miss Martha McLean, Moderator of 
Presbytery Senior High Fellowship to make a brief report to Presbytery. 

MEN'S WORK: Spring Rally, April 26 at Camp Monroe. 

CAMP AND CONFERENCE: Brochures and registration cards will be 
out by early March. Note that Presbytery has approved the increase in 
fees for this year. 

(2) Pastors are asked to recommend qualified young people and adults 
to serve as counselors at summer camp and conferences, both for 
permanent staff and as volunteers. Forms will be sent soon. 

RECOMMENDATION: That presbytery designate April 26, as Camp 
Monroe Sunday in Fayetteville Presbytery and ask each church to 
recognize and promote the program of our Camp that day. Materials will 
be sent to each church. 

MUSIC: A Workshop on the Volunteer Choir led by Dr. Donald Plott, 
music director at Davidson College, will be held at Methodist College, 
Fayetteville, Saturday, February 21, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. Registration fee 
if $5.00. This is an ecumenical venture being sponsored jointly by the 
Fayetteville Presbytery Music Department and the Music Department of 
the Fayetteville District of the United Methodist Church. 

HOME AND FAMILY: Miss B. Lewis from the Board of Christian 
Education will be at Family Camp, August 3-8. Pastors are asked to urge 
families in their churches to attend. 

GENERAL: (1) N.C. Christian Education Conference - Montreat, June 
26- July 2. Pastors are asked to nominate teachers for scholarships to 
school 2) Inter-personal relation lab: Camp Stewart, May 3-8, 1970. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert 0. Freeman, Chairman 



ADMINISTRATIVE COMMISSION OF CAMPBELLTON CHURCH: 

The report of the Administrative Commission of the Campbellton 
Church was given by the chairman, Rev. George Houck. The report with 
its recommendations was adopted as follows: The Campbellton 
Administrative Commission, appointed by Presbytery Feb. 23, 1969, has 
functioned continuously since its organization with George Houck, 
Chairman and Worth Moore, Clerk. To facilitate the work the 
Commission was formed into three operating committees, using 
members of the church on each committee. Leigh ton McKeithen worked 
in the area of Worship and Pulpit Supply. Claire Albright and Mrs. 
Myrton Stewart directed the work of Religious Education. Worth Moore 
and Lamont Brown led in the field of finance and stewardship. 



386 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

We who have been close to the work are encouraged by many evidences 
of improvement and growth. The enthusiasm and optimism of the people 
is manifest in an outpouring of support for the program of the church. Mr. 
Ralph Richardson, a member of Highland Church was secured to lead the 
program in the capacity of Lay Pastor. Fruits of his efforts are ripening 
day by day. 

the Annual Reports to Presbytery reflect this estimate of progress and 
promise. Sunday Worship and Mid-week Pryer services are held each 
week. The Church School has grown and taken on new life, with youth 
groups receiving major emphasis. During the year an excellent Bible 
School was conducted. The physical plant has a new coat of paint inside 
and out. A spacious parking lot has been paved. Some constructive efforts 
have been made to touch the surrounding community with positive 
witness. Six young people have been received into the membership of the 
church, two other (adults) by letters of transfer. The church has paid its 
bills promptly and the finances are in a healthy condition-sufficient to 
care for the needs of the church in the immediate future. 

Grounds for boasting have their origin in the mercies of God and we 
offer our thanks to him for these manisfestations of his blessing. We 
would express thanks to the members of the church for their full 
cooperation and help in our efforts to guide through a difficult period. 
This report would be remiss if it did not express appreciation to Mr. and 
Mrs. Ralph Richardson for their able and dedicated leadership. 

In the light of this, the commission feels that a new relationship would 
be to the advantage of the Church and the Presbytery. We therefore 
recommend: 

1-That the direction and oversight of Campbellton Church be placed 
under the supervision of the Session of Highland Presbyterian Church. 
With the implied understanding that the said Session be zealous to seek 
out ways to enhance the spiritual growth of the members of Campbellton 
Church and to foster the growth and usefulness of the congregation in its 
present environment. And that during the time of this arrangement the 
minister or ministers of Highland Church be given the power of 
evangelist within the bounds of the Campbellton Church affairs. 
(Footnote: this has been cleared with the Sessions of Fayetteville First 
Church and Highland Church.) 

2-That the National Ministries Committee of the Presbytery be 
sensitive, at all times, to the needs of Campbellton church and make 
available such resources as are at hand and appropriate to the best 
interests of the Kingdom in this area of the Presbytery's responsibility. 

3-That this report be adopted and admitted to the records of the 
Presbytery as a summary of the Commission's stewardship. And that the 
minutes of the Commission be placed in the files of the Commission on the 
Minister and his Work. 

4-That the Campbellton Administrative Commission be disolved 
effective with this action. 

Respectfully submitted 

Geo. F. Houck, Chr. 

Worth 0. Moore, Sect. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 387 

On a motion introduced by Mr. R. 0. Freeman the Commission was 
commended for its fine work. Motion adopted. 

INTRODUCTIONS: Dr. Frank Baker from Concord Presbytery; Rev. 
Russel Fleming, pastor-elect of Galtia Church; Rev. Sam Shumate, 
pastor-elect of Centre and Smyrna Churches; Dr. Felix Gaer, interim 
pastor of the Laurinburg, Church; Dr. Donald Hart, President of Saint 
Andrews College. 

RECESS FOR LUNCH: Presbytery took recess for lunch at 12:30 after 
being led in prayer by the Rev. Leighton McKeithen. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

RECONVENE: Presbytery reconvened at 1:45 and was led in prayer 
by The Rev. George Spransy. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE: The Rev. Eugene Ensley was elected 
Moderator-Nominee for the May 1970, meeting of Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: The Report of 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work was given by Mr. Lamont 
Brown. The Report with its recommendations was adopted as follows: 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery the Commission has transacted 
the following business: 

Dissolved the pastoral relationship between the Rev. Burriss Bender 
and the Grove Church; granted permission to the Centre and Smyrna 
Churches to extend a call to Mr. Samuel B. Shumate; granted permission 
to Galatia Church to extend a call to Rev. Russell B. Fleming; dissolved 
the Stated Supply relationship of Rev. Henry L. Willis to Rex Church and 
approved Mr. Willis' request that he be honoraly retired. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Rev. James B. MacLeod be granted permission to labor outside 
the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery as the Stated Supply of the 
Presbyterian Church of McColl, S. C, for a period of one year effective 
January 1, 1970. 

2. That the following Stated Supply relationships for 1970 be approved: 

a. Rev. C. I. Calcote to Cameron Hill and Cypress Churches. 

b. Rev. A. Douglas McArn to Philadelphus and Mt. Tabor Churches. 

c. Rev. C. R. Jenkins to Big Rockfish Church. 

d. Rev. Randolph Griffith to Plain view Church. 

e. Rev. S. T. Snively to Palestine Church. 

3. That the requests for changes in the terms of calls to pastors be 
approved, (list will be read at Presbytery) 

Antioch for Rev. Ben F. Ferguson, salary from $4,900 to $5,100; Prof, 
expense $1350; Utilities $700; Barbecue for Rev. James D. MacKenzie, 
Salary from $2,250 to $2,550; Prof, expense from $970 to $1,000. Olivia for 
Rev. Jas. D. MacKenzie, salary from $2,250 to $2,550; Prof, expense from 
970 to $1,000; Bensalem for Rev. Dawes B. Graybeal, salary from $4,800 to 
$5,000; Prof, expense from $600 to $1200; Berea for Rev. Julian D. 
Nesselrodt, salary from $1780 to $1947; Providence for Rev. Julian D. 
Nesselrodt, salary from $4,820 to $5,153; Bethel for Allan Smyth, salary 



388 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

from $2,200 to $2,500; Prof, expenses $50.00 additional; Shiloh for Rev. 
Allan Smyth, salary from $2,280 to $7,000; Bluff for Rev. Robert L. 
Temple, salary from $4,900 to $5,100; Manse allowance $500; Prof, 
expense, $1,200. Brownson Mem. for Rev. James R. Dellert, salary frgm 
$9,500 to $10,500; Cameron Hill for Rev. C.I. Calcote, salary from $2700 to 
$2800; Prof expense $750; Cypress for Rev. C.I. Calcote, salary from 
$2700 to $2800; Prof, expense from $600 to $720; Lillington for Rev. Robert 
F. Park, salary from $6,250 to $6,750; Carthage for Rev. B. E. Dotson, 
salary from $6,000 to $6,420; Priest Hill for Rev. B. E. Dotson, salary from 
$1200 to $1500; Church in the Pines for Rev. Jas Thomas Young, salary 
from $8,500 to $8,700; Prof, expense $925 to $1,325; Church of the Covenant 
for Rev. S. T. Snively, salary from $4,400 to $4,900; Prof, expense from 
$1300 to $1400; Culdee for Rev. W. K. Fitch, Jr., prof expense from $900 to 
$2,600; Dunn 1st for Rev. E. C. Ensley, salary from $7,800 to $8,300; auto 
$1400; Eagle Springs for Rev. Dawes B. Graybeal, Professional expenses 
added $300; Ephesus for Rev. J. Ray Dickens, salary from $2,480 to 
$2,680. Erwin for Rev. H. Ruffner Loman, Jr., prof expense from $1200 to 
$1500; Sardis for Rev. H. Ruffner Lowman, Jr., salary from $1900 to 
$3200; Fairmont 1st for Rev. Francis O. Alston salary from $5,500; 
Fayetteville 1st for Rev. James H. McKinnon, salary frcm $600, to $6,800; 
Friendship for Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson, salary from $1,020 to $1,050; 
prof, expense from $180 to 270; Laurinburg for Rev. Howard W. Gilkeson, 
salary from $612 to $780; Middleton Heights for Rev. Howard W. 
Gilkeson, salary from $600 to $1050; professional expense from $120 to 
$270; Godwin for Rev. Billy H. Herring, salary from $2,800 to $2,000; Prof 
expense from $600 to $750 McMillan for Rev. Billy H. Herring, salary 
from $2,700 to $2,800; Prof, expense from $600 to $750; Highland for Rev. 
L. B. McKeithen, Jr., salary from $11,500 to $13,000; Highland for Rev. 
Geo. H. Cheney, Jr., salary from $7,500 to $7,900; Jackson Springs for 
Rev. Fred H. Currie, salary from $4,868 to $5,600; Laurel Hill for A. C. 
Trivett, salary from $4,500 to $4,800; additional prof expense $200; Leaflet 
for Rev. John S. Steele, professional expense from $600 to $900; 
Lumberton 1st for Rev. Robert F. Sloop, salary from $10,200 to $9,850; 
$3000 housing allowance. Lumberton 1st for Rev. James H. Hicks, salary 
from $5,200 to $6000; travel $1200; MacPherson for Rev. Charles E. Kirk- 
patrick, salary from $6,900 to $7,200; travel from $1200 to $1500. Maxton 
1st for Rev. John A. Brothers, Jr. salary from $6,000 to $6,200, auto 
expense from $1200 to $1300; Midway for Rev. Vance Baucom, salary 
from $3,708 to $3,908; Pembroke for Rev. Vance Baucom, salary from 
$1600 to $1800; Montpelier for Rev. A. Jackson Morrison, salary from 
$4,800 to $5,000; prof, expense from $1200 to $1500; Parkton for Rev. Jerry 
R. Cook, Prof, expense from $1300 to $1900 Peace for Rev. C. S. Albright, 
salary from $6,000 to $6,600; Plainview for Rev. Randolph J. Griffin, 
"$157.12 for Wife's insurance. 

Raeford for Rev. Douglas F. Kelly, salary from $5,400 to $7,200; Prof, 
expense from $800 to $1620; rent $100 per month effective through August 
1970. Sunnyside for Rev. Wm. H. Morrison; salary from $5,400 to $5,600; 
Trinity for Rev. Grant M. Sharp, salary added $620 per annum, West End 
for Rev. Wm. Painter, salary from $5,400 to $5,700; Westminster for Rev. 
R. O. Freeman, salary from $5,240 to $5,220; professional expense from 
$660 to $1500; housing from $700 to $900; $200 for continuing education. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 389 

4. That all church officers study the booklet, "A Fair Salary For Your 
Minister". This booklet was financed by a grant from The Ministers Life 
and Casualty Union of Minneapolis, and our denomination participated in 
the study. Copies of this booklet were mailed along with the docket of the 
February meeting of Presbytery. 

5. That Presbytery adopt the following Resolution that was approved by 
the Regional Conference on the Minister and His Work in Roanoke, 
Virginia, October 28, 1969, and that Presbytery participate in the 
program outlined in the Resolution: 

"The Regional Committee on Pastoral Changes appointed by 
the Presbyteries in the Synods of Appalachia, North Carolina, 
Virginia and West Virginia recommends to these Presbyteries that 
the Chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work, or 
his alternate from the Commission, and the Presbytery Executive 
Secretary, or a second member of the Commission having no 
Executive Secretary functionally related to the Commission, 
together with the Chairman of the Committee on the Minister and 
His Work (Synod), or his alternate from the Committee (Synod), 
and the Executive Secretary of the Synod, meet semi-annually to 
facilitate pastoral changes, in accordance with the Book of Church 
Order, 21-2 (4), 22-1." 

6. That Rev. Henry L. Willis be honorably retired by Fayetteville 
Presbytery as of January 1, 1970 and that Presbytery express its 
appreciation for his ministry in our fellowship. 

7. That ministers who have been called to churches as pastors be 
examined, and then if received, that commission be appointed to install 
them as pastors of the churches to which they have been called. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert G. Hall, Chairman 



EXAMINATIONS : The following were examined according to the Book 
of Church Order; Rev. Sam Shumate pastor-elect of Centre and Smyrna 
Churches; Rev. Russel Fleming, Pastor-Elect of Galatia Church. They 
signed the Ministers' Affirmation and were enrolled as members of 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The following calls were placed in their hands and were accepted: 

Rev. C. Rees Jenkins, Big Rockfish 

Rev. Russell Fleming, Galatia: 

Rev. Sam Shumate, Centre: 

Rev. Sam Shumate, Smyrna: 

Big Rockfish for Rev. C. Rees Jenkins as Stated Supply on a salary of 
$4,200; one month's leave. 

Galatia for Rev. Russell B. Fleming promising a salary of $7,500.00; 
M.A.F. $500.00 Auto Expense; all household utilities; Group Ins. One 
month's vacation; Moving expense; Two Weeks Continuing Education; 
Manse. 

Centre for Rev. Samuel B. Shumate, promising a salary of $4,800; 
M.A.F. Manse; Month's Vacation; 

Smyrna for Rev. Samuel B. Shumate, promising a sarly of $2,300.00; 
M.A.F. Group Insurance; Month's Vacation. 



390 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

REPORT OF COMMITTEE ON INSTALLATIONS: Rev. Robert Sloop 
gave the report of the Committee on Installations. The following 
Commissions were appointed to install: 

Rev. Russell Fleming as pastor of the Galatia Church on March 15, 1970 
at 5:00 p.m. 

Preside and Propound Constitutional Questions-Dr. C. K. Ligon. 

Charge the Congregation-Hon. Robt. W. Scott, Gov. of N. C. 

Charge the Pastor,-Eld. N. N. Fleming III, brother of the pastor. 

Installation Prayer-Rev. L. B. McKeithen. 

Scripture Reading - Dr. Louis C. Lamotte 

Sermon - Dr. Leslie Bullock, Elder Malcolm Clark, Elder B. M. 
Harmon. 

Closing Prayer - Elder Roger Decker 

I move the adoption of this recommendation and that we invite 
Governor Soctt and Mr. Fleming, elders in Hawfields Presbyterian 
Church, Mebane, N. C, in Orange Presbytery to take part in this 
installation. 

Rev. Samuel Shumate as pastor of Centre and Smyrna Churches, on 
April 12, 1970 at 7 : 30 p.m. at Centre Church : 

Preside and propound Constitutional questions - Dr. W. C. Neill. 

Charge the Congregation- Elder Frank McNeill. 

Charge the pastor - Dr. James Appleby. 

Preach the sermon - Rev. Douglas Hix, - Rev. W. L. Painter. 

Others: Elder Carl Gentry, Elder Lonnie Smith. 

I Move that the above Commission be appointed and that the Rev. 
Douglas Hix, of Abingdon Presbytery be invited to take part in this 
installation. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
R. F. Sloop, Chairman 

HIGHER EDUCATION: The report of the Committee on Higher 
Education was given by Rev. John Brothers. Mr. Brothers recommended 
that Presbytery hear Dr. Donald Hart, President of St. Andrews 
Presbyterian College. This was granted and Dr. Hart spoke of the 
problems and opportunities of Higher Education. This report was 
received as information. 

PROPOSED AMENDMENTS TO THE CONSTITUTION: These 
proposals, approved by the 1969 General Assembly, were presented to 
Presbytery by the Rev. John Brothers. Fayetteville Presbytery 
answered them in the following manner: 

Amendment to Sec . 13-2 : For 82 ; Against 

Amendment to Sec . 16-5 : For 85 ; Against 4 

Amendment to Sec. 18-6 (9) ; For 42; Against 44 

NOMINATIONS: The report of the Committee on Nominations was 
given by Elder Walter Blue. The following nominations were approved: 
Christian Education: 

That Mrs. Geo. Houck succeed Miss Jenie Wyatt, Class 1973. 

That Wanda Jones succeed Rev. Rufus Cromartie, Class 1972. 






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Trustee-Fayetteville Presbytery 

That Dr. Marcus Smith, Raeford, succeed Mr. K. A. McDonald, 
deceased, class 1970. 

Presbytery's Work: 

That Rev. George Cheney succeed Rev. Rufus Cromartie, class 1973. 

Examinations: 

English Bible: That Rev. Fred Hill succeed Rev. H. L. Willis, class 
1973. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
B. E. Dotson, Chairman 

CANDIDATES: The report on Candidates was given by the chairman, 
Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, who asked for help in learning the true 
status of all candidates for the ministry under the care of Fayetteville 
Presbytery. 

At her request the name of Miss Ruth Currie was dropped from the list 
of candidates. This was approved. 

CHURCH AND SOCIETY: The report on Church and Society was given 
by the chairman, Rev. Allan Smyth who announced that the Committee is 
offering $50.00 grants to congregations to use in studying and planning 
some type of community service, such as Day Care Centers or School 
Tutoring Programs. Tentative plans are also being made for a discussion 
on Church Day Care Centers. The Report was received as information. 

SESSIONAL RECORDS: The report of the Committee on the Work of 
Presbytery was given by the Stated Clerk. The report was received as 
information and its recommendations were adopted as follows: 



PRESBYTERY'S WORK 

The following changes have been made by the Committee on the 
Manual with regard to the examination of the Sessional 
Records, and will be recommended to the Presbytery for its approval at 
the meeting February 3, 1970: 

"That the Sessional Records be sent to the place designated by the sub- 
committee four weeks prior to the spring meeting of Presbytery, and that 
the sub-committee send their reports to the Chairman of Presbytery's 
Work Committee two weeks before the spring meeting of 
Presbytery... That each sub-committee shall make a notation in each 
record book on the page which contains the statistical report that the book 
has been examined, and that the sub-committee sign that statement. That 
the sub-committee list exceptions, if any, and place the list in the 
Sessional Record Book, and send a copy of the list to the Chairman of 
Presbytery's Work Committee. And that the Chairman of the Committee 
on Presbytery's Work shall make recommendations to the Presbytery for 
the approval of disapproval of the exceptions noted." 

In order to comply with the above recommendations, your Committee 
met January 6, in the Highland Church, and would like to make the 
following recommendations to Presbytery for its approval: 



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RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Churches should bring their Sessional Records in these 
churches the week of April 13-18. 

3. That the records be picked up the week of April 20-25. 

4. That the committee members send a report for the spring meeting of 
Presbytery. 

5. That ministers on the sub-committees ask for permission from the 
sessions of the central churches to have the sessional records brought to 
their churches for the examinations, and to allow them to remain in their 
church offices until they are picked up by April 25. 

BILLS AND OVERTURES: The report of the Committee on Bills and 
Overtures was given by the Rev. Robert Park. Three overtures to the 1970 
General Assembly were presented and were answered as follows : 

1. From the First Church of Maxton. Answered in the affirmative. 



OVERTURE FROM MAXTON CHURCH 
TO FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville respectfully overtures the 110th 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States 
meeting in Memphis, Tennessee, in June 1970: 

( 1 ) To refer to an appropriate committee to study the advisability of 
changing the Book of Church Order so as to 

a. -Make clearer in the Book of Church Order that, in fulfillment of the 
Church's mission today, ministers of the Word other than those now 
designated as 'pastor' or 'evangelist' or 'teacher' are not only useful but 
at times necessary; 

b. Provide specifically for 'tent-maker ministries'; 

c. Provide lor licensing of seminary graduates who, without ordination, 
could serve the church as ministers of the Word for a limited time, thus 
enabling those persons to try their gifts and determine whether such is 
the service God would have them render, and also allowing them, at the 
end of a specified time, to move to another area of service, in they choose 
to do so, without the necessity of demitting the ministry ; 

d. Allow the administration of the sacraments by designated ruling 
elders with specific limitations of time and place; 

e. Authorize congregations which choose to do so to organize for 
mission without a Board of Deacons. 

(2) To instruct the approproate committee to make recommendations 
regarding the advisability of these and other changes in the Book of 
Church Order. 

(3) To instruct the appropriate committee to prepare specific 
amendments to the Book of Church Order which will accomplish the 
changes recommended by the Committee. 

THE BILLS AND OVERTURE COMMITTEE unanimously 
recommends that this be answered in the affirmative. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Jerry Cook, Chairman 



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RESOLUTIONS: The report of the Committee on Resolutions was 
given by the Chairman, Rev. Allan Smyth. The report was adopted as 
follows 

"Fayetteville Presbytery heartily thanks Brownson Memorial 
Presbyterian Church for a very gracious reception of Presbytery at its 
February Meeting. 

^ We express special gratitude to the Session, Pastor and Organist for the 
spirit in which they led our worship together, through which worship 
Christ has truly ministered to our brokenness with reconciling power. 

We thank the Women of the Church for a delicious meal, graciously 
served. 

We thank our speakers ; Mr. Dinkins, Dr. Hart and Miss McLean for 
their informative and inspiring reports to us. 

Respectfully Submitted, 
Allan Smyth, Chairman 

PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: The May, 1970 meeting of Fayetteville 
Presbytery will be at the MacPherson Church, Fayetteville, N. C. 

READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned at 6:00 p.m. after being led in 
prayer by the Moderator, Rev. Grant Sharp. 

Grant Sharp, Moderator 
A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 

Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



394 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



THREE HUNDRED AND SIXTY SECOND STATED MEETING 
OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C. 
May 12, 1970 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in its Three Hundred and Sixty- 
Second Stated Meeting at the MacPherson Presbyterian Church, 3526 
Cliffdale Road, Fayetteville, N. C. The Meeting was called to order by the 
Moderator, Rev. Grant M. Sharp at 9:30 a.m. Presbytery was led in 
worship by Mr. Sharp. 

COMMISSIONING SERVICE: A commissioning service for the 
Commissioners to the General Assembly was conducted by the 
Moderator, Rev. Grant Sharp. Teaching Elders: Eugene C. Ensley, 
Ansley C. Moore, Larry Parker and Grant M. Sharp; Ruling Elders: A. C. 
Parker, Highland; Hubert V. McRae, Laurel Hill; Edgar Bain, Lillington 
and Worth Moore, Westminster, were commissioned. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: Francis 
Alston, R. S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, H. Hoover Bear, John A. 
Brothers, Jr., Stedman B. Bryan, Leslie Bullick, C. I. Calcote, G. R. 
Cheney, Jr., Jerry R. Cook, Fred H. Currie, James R. Dellert; J. Ray 
Dickens, B. E. Dotson, D. H. Dulin, Eugene C. Ensley, Ben Ferguson, W. 
K. Fitch, Jr., Russell Fleming, R. 0. Freeman, Raymond W. Gau, Dawes 

B. Graybeal, Robert G. Hall, Paul Hanks, Billy H. Herring, Donald A. 
Hearsma, James C. Hicks, Fred Hill, George F. Houck, James F. 
Hubbard, C. Rees Jenkins, Douglas Kelly, Lawrence W. Kessler, Charles 
E. Kirkpatrick, Louis C. LaMotte, Cheves Ligon, H. Ruffner Lowman, 
Jr., James MacKenzie, Robert Massey, A. Douglas McArn, Leighton B. 
McKeithen, James Mc Kinnon, W. H. Morrison, Ansley C. Moore, A. 
Jackson Morrison, W. C. Neill, Julian D. Nesselrodt, W. L. Painter, 
Robert F. Park, Russell W. Park, Jr., Larry Parker, R. L. Prince, John 

C. Ropp, Grant Sharp, Sam Shumate, R. F. Sloop, Frank E. Smith, Allan 
Smith, S. T. Snively, George Spransy, John Steele, J.V.C. Summerell, 
Robert L. Temple, Alton Trivette, R. L. Turner, Tom Young. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective elders: 
Antioch, W. L. Gibson; Ashworth, C. C. Bailey; Barbecue, Edward H. 
McCormick; Bensalem, Foster Williams; Bethesda, Neill A. McLeod; 
Bethel, Mrs. Irene Currie; Big Rockfish, Guy 0. Loftis; Bluff, Stacy Lee; 
Bonnie Doone, Fred Welch; Brownson Memorial, A. L. Burney; 
Bunnlevel, R. E. Byrd; Cameron, Mrs. A. L. Keith; Cameron Hill, John 
T. Ragland; Cape Fear, Caesar Fraschetti ; Carthage, Herman Sea well; 
Centre, D. H. Wilkinson; Church in the Pines, Ray Baker; College 
Heights, Henry M. Eldridge; Comfort, W. L. Barrett; Community, B. U. 
Richardson; Covenant, Ted Roscoe; Culdee, Patrick McKenzie; Cyprus, 
John Baker; Dunn, Mrs. M. W. Tilghman; Eagle Springs, H. F. Bost; 
Elise, W. Stuart Evans; Ephesus, P. M. Black; Erwin, Carl A. Matthews; 
Eureka, Joe W. Blue; Fairmont 1st., C. B. Stafford; Fayetteville First, 
Richard P. Taylor; Fit Branch, Edwin Bain; Galatia, J. McN Gillis; 
Godwin, Talmage S. Baggett; Grove, Wallace R. Core; Highland, Sidney 






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E. Johnson; Iona, F.M. Davis; Jackson Springs, George Ross; Laurel 
Hill, H. C. Newton; Laurinburg, G. W. Shaw; Lillington, Elton W. Arnold; 
Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; Lumberton 1st, Fred Lennon; 
MacPherson, M. M. Clark; Manly, M. L. Palmer; Maxton 1st, W. A. 
Johnson; McMillan, Gordon C. Williams; Midway, B. K. McRae; 
Montpelier, E. C. Womble; Mt. Pisgah, Creech C. Sloan; Olivia, Pate 
Davis; Palestine, George A. Little; Parkton, A. B. Hamrick; Peace, R. 
Glenn Stevens; Pembroke, C. F. Perry; Plainview, B. A. Holland; Priest 
Hill, Elliot Patterson; Providence, Rupert L. Johnson; Raeford, Ralph 
Barnhart; Raven Rock, Carroll Thomas; Red Springs, W. R. Bullock; 
Rex. H. P. Johnson; Sardis, Charles E. Collier; Sherwood, Howard 
Clark; Shiloh, Mrs. D.H. Johnson; Smyrna, Archie Mclntyre; Spring 
Lake 1st, Jack Sticht; St. Pauls, Edward Brisson; Sunny Side, R. .A. 
Averitt; Trinity, Mary Melton; Union, Jesse Briggs; Unity, Henry T. 
Barefoot; Vaughn Mem. James M. Salyer; Village, Douglas L. Mears; 
West End, Allan McDonald; Westminster, Franklin M. Hamilton. 
Obviously there was a quorum present. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR AND TEMPORARY CLERKS: 

Rev. Eugene C. Ensley was unanimously elected moderator and 
George A. Little and William A. Johnson were elected Temporary Clerks. 

WELCOME: Elder Lloyd Auman from the MacPherson Church 
extended a cordial welcome to the Presbytery. 

PROGRAM: Rev. Charles E. Kirkpa trick, pastor of the host church 
presented the docket prepared for the day. With amendments it was 
adopted as the program of the day. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE : The Moderator appointed the Standing 
Committee on Resolutions as follows: Rev. Robert Park, chairman, Rev. 
Larry Parker, Mrs. Meda Tilghman and Mr. Charles Collier. 

COMMUNICATIONS : Communications to the Presbytery were read by 
the Stated Clerk, Rev. R. S. Arrowood. 

1. A request from the Sunnyside Church to increase the pastor's salary. 
This was referred to the Commission on the Minister and His Work. 

2. A letter from Rev. Harold Dudley, Executive Secretary of the Synod 
of North Carolina, acknowledging with appreciation the payment of 
benevolences to the Synod. 

3. Reports of the Commissions appointed to install Rev. Sam Shumate 
at Smyrna and Center and Rev. Russel Fleming at Galatia were 
approved and admitted to record. 

REPORT OF INSTALLATION 
The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install the 
Reverend Russell B. Fleming as pastor of Galatia Presbyterian Church 
met at the church at 5 p.m. on Sunday, March 15, 1970. After prayer, the 
Reverend Cheves K. Ligon was elected to preside and the Reverend Louis 
C. LaMotte was elected clerk. The Commission then met with the 
Congregation of the Church. After a prelude and a choral call to worship, 
Ruling Elder Dean Rodger Decker led in an invocational prayer. Ruling 
Elder Bill M. Harmon of Glatia Church, a member of the Commission, 
welcomed those present and introduced the Commission. The Reverend 



396 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Louis C. LaMotte read from the Scriptures from Romans 1:1-15. After an 
anthem the Reverend Leighton B. McKeithen preached the Installation 
Sermon from Romans 1:14 on "The Obligation To Christian Service", 
emphasizing the Christian motive for giving one's best service to his 
fellow man. 

The Constitutional Questions were asked by the Reverend Cheves K. 
Ligon, and he led in the Installation Prayer. 

The Charge to the Pastor was made by Ruling Elder Nathan Neelv 
Fleming III, of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, brother of the minister 
being installed. He took part with the Commission by iavitation of 
Fayetteville Presbytery. Using Acts 20:28 as a theme, he charged his 
brother to take heed to himself, to all the flock, and to seek the help of 
God's Holy Spirit as he endeavors to lead God's people. 

The Charge to the Congregation was made by Ruling Elder Robert W. 
Scott, who had grown up with the Reverend Mr. Fleming when the 
minister's Father was pastor of Hawfields Presbyterian Church, of 
which, Governor Scott is now an Elder. Speaking as a member of the 
Commission by invitation of Fayetteville Presbytery, Ruling Elder Scott 
charged the Congregation to be the Church, a Community of 
Commitment, a Community of Compassion, a Community of Conscience, 
and a Community of Fellowship. 

Ruling Elder Malcolm M. Clark of MacPherson Presbyterian Church 
took part with the Commission, as a member, in the installation. 

After prayer by Ruling Elder Rodger Decker and the singing of 
another hymn, "A Charge To Keep I Have", the Benediction was 
pronounced by the Reverend Russell B. Fleming, pastor of Galatia 
Presbyterian Church. The choir sang a response, "May The Grace of 
Christ". The members of the Commission and the members of the 
Congregation came forward to greet the new pastor. The minutes were 
adopted and the Commission adjourned with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon, Chairman 
Louis C. LaMotte, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Samuel Byron Shumate as pastor of the Centre and Smyrna Presbyterian 
Church met at the church at 7:00 p.m., on April 19, 1970. The following 
were present: Ministers: Dr. William C. Neill, Dr. James Appleby, Rev. 
William L. Painter, Rev. Dr. Douglas W. Hix; Ruling Elders: John H. 
Ray, Carl S. Gentry, Frank A. McNeill. The meeting was opened with 
prayer. Rev. William Painter. Dr. W. C. Neill was elected Chairman and 
Frank McNeill Clerk. The Commission then met with the congregations 
of the Churches. Dr. W. C. Neill presided and propounded the 
constitutional questions. Dr. Douglas Hix of Abingdon Presbytery 
preached the sermon. Dr. James Appleby charged the minister. Frank A. 
McNeill charged the congregation. Rev. Samuel Byron Shumate was 
declared duly elected and installed as pastor of the Centre and Smyrna 
Church according to the Book of Church Order. The service was 
concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The 
minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was 
adjourned with prayer by Dr. Appleby. 

William C. Neill Chairman 
Frank C. McNeill, Clerk 



MINUTESK)F FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 397 

4. An invitation for Presbytery to meet at the Maxton, First Church for 
the Fall meeting of Presbytery was accepted. 

MINISTERS EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused for 
non-attendance: Howard Gilkeson, Russel Fleming, James B. McLeod 
and James Appleby. 

REPORTS: 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Mr. Harvey Oliver, chairman, presented 
the report of Presbytery's Council. The Report with its recommendations 
was adopted. 

COUNCIL 

The Council of Fayetteville Presbytery met at the Highland 
Presbyterian Church in Fayetteville in April 20, 1970, with ten members 
present. The plans of all the committees were heard, discussed and 
approved in general. The Council asks all the churches to cooperate with 
the National Ministry Committee in completing self-studies included in 
the survey now underway, and the Council expresses appreciation to all 
Session Clerks and members of Presbytery's Work Commiteee who 
worked together to effect examination of Sessional Records. 

The Council is pleased that Mrs. Andrews, President, will bring the 
annual report of the Women of the Church to the Presbytery today. The 
Council, also, welcomes Mr. Tom Crumpler, who is at today's meeting in 
the interest of Montreat College. 

The Council is glad to announce that four Student Intern Pastors will be 
serving in Fayetteville Presbytery between May 1970 and September 
1971. They are: Mr. George Oehler, who will be at Manly beginning in 
September; Mr. Larry Kline at Ebenezer as of June 1; Mr. Jack 
Raymore, as of June 10, at Benson and Unity; and Mr. Angus McQueen 
will conduct a tent-maker ministry at Ashworth Church, beginning in 
May. These are rising seniors at Union Seminary, and will take the year 
out for on-the-field training, and ministry. 

A financial statement on the Camp Campaign is attached to this report. 
Also, Presbytery is informed that the Stewardship Committee will 
sponsor a Skillshop for Ever Member Canvass Directors, July 19, 
Raeford Church, 3:00 p.m. 



RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That Presbytery Council be responsible for preparing a calendar of 
Presbytery activities annually in January; that all Presbytery activities 
be approved by the Council before being placed on the calendar. 

2. That meals of Presbytery $1.50 per person, beginning today. 

3. That committee members be reimbursed travel cost in the amount of 
10c a mile, beginning January 1, 1971. 

4. That the chairman of the Ad Hoc Committee now functioning to study 
the organization and work of Presbytery be heard as part of this report 
(Rev. Eugene Ensley). 

5. That the seven members of the Ad Hoc Committee be asked to attend 
an adjourned meeting of Presbytery on the afternoon of July 12, to have 



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dialogue with presbyters regarding any suggestions for adjustments or 
changes. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harvey Oliver, Chairman 

The following additional matters were added: Rev. Robert Park 
reported for the Stewardship Committee, reporting on plans for a 13 week 
tithing period. 

Recommendation : 

1. That Presbytery approve a 13 week tithing program, entitled "faith 
the Big Step" to be accomplished in each church during October, 
November and December, 1970. This was approved. 

2. That Rev. Eugene Ensley be replaced on the Ad Hoc Committee 
to Study the Work and Organization of Presbytery, by the 
following: Rev. George Houck, Mrs. Joe Andrews and Mr. G. W. Shaw. 
This was approved. 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: Rev. Robert 0. Freeman, Chairman, 
presented the report of the Committee on Christian Education. The report 
was received as information. The following recommendation was 
approved by Presbytery: 

1. That Presbytery hear Rev. Paul Hanks, Superintendent, report 
regarding the improvements being made at Camp Monroe. 

This report was received as information. 

NATIONAL MINISTRIES: Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick, Chairman, gave 
the report of the Committee on National Ministries. The report was 
received as information and the following recommendations were 
adopted : 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery give the deed to the property and 
building of the former McNair Memorial Church to the Burnt Swamp 
Baptist Convention for their use as a church lor the Indians in the vicinity 
of Elrod. 

2. That the Presbytery approve a loan by the Bethel Church up to 
$9,000.00 from the Synod of North Carolina. 

3. That Presbytery call the attention of the local churches to the Nati- 
onal Ministries Conference, August 8-14, in Montreat and urge those 
courts to send adult and youth representatives to the Conference, which is 
aimed at helping local churches move out in witness and service in their 
communities. 

4. That Presbytery urge every church to join in a special season of 
study and action on the priority issue of "Hunger," during the times 
normally set aside for the church's Christian Education and Witness 
Seasons, in September, 1970, and January through Easter, 1971; urge 
each church to observe Sunday, February 28, 1971, as the day of a major 
supplemental offering for worldwide Christian witness; and further urge 
each church to give its wholehearted support to this worldwide witness 
throughout the year through prayer, sacrifical giving and involvement." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Charles Kirkpatrick, Chairman 



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NOMINATIONS: The report of the Committee on Nominations was 
given by the Chairman, Rev. B. E. Dotson. The report was adopted as 
follows. 

1. Ruling Elder William C. Swann, College Heights Church, 
Fayetteville, to the Committee on Church and Society, replacing Rev. 
Richard A. Park. 

2. Rev. Roscoe L. Prince to replace Rev. Rufus Cromartie on Presby- 
tery's Work. 

3. Rev. Vance Baucom to the Installations Committee replacing Rev. 
Clair Albright. 

Respectfully submitted, 
B. E. Dotson, Chairman 



BILLS AND OVERTURES : Rev. Grant M. Sharp gave the report of the 
Committee on Bills and Overtures, which consisted of an overture from 
the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville, to the General Assembly. 
The Committee was divided and therefore had no report, whereupon, 
Rev. R. L. Prince introduced a motion that the Bill be tabled. The vote 
was 47 for and 43 against tabling the motion. 

ADDRESS ON BOUNDARIES OF PRESBYTERY: Rev. Ben Lacy 
Rose and Rev. Tom Currie, representatives of Wilmington Presbytery 
spoke to presbytery on the Synod proposed changes in the boundaries of 
Presbyteries. They then presented an alternate plan which they believed 
would be more acceptable to Wilmington and Fayetteville Presbyteries. 

This was received as information. 

UNSCHEDULED BUSINESS 

BETHEL CHURCH INVITES PRESBYTERY: Bethel Church invited 
presbytery to meet there for the Adjourned Meeting July 12, 1970 at 2:30. 
The invitation was accepted. 

REPORT OF WOMEN'S WORK: Rev. Paul Hanks introduced Mrs. J. 
C. Andrews, president of the Women of the Church of Fayetteville 
Presbytery, who gave the annual report of the women's work. This was 
received as information. 

MOTION TO RECONSIDER THE OVERTURE FROM 
FAYETTEVILLE FIRST CHURCH: Rev. R. G. Hall made the following 
motion which was approved: 

That the action taken to table the overture from the First Church, 
Fayetteville, be rescinded and that the matter be re-opened as a special 
order following the Report of the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work. 

ADDRESS ON MONTREAT: Mr. Tom Crumpler gave a very brief 
address on Montreat, which was received as information. 

INTRODUCTIONS: Elders attending presbytery for the first time were 
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to sit as visiting bretheren: Rev. Frank Baker from Concord Presbytery; 
and Rev. Robert Lee McLeod, of New Orleans Presbytery, who is the 
interim pastor of the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church. 



RECESS FOR LUNCH: After being led in prayer by Rev. Robert Park, 
presbytery recessed for lunch at 12:30. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 
RECONVENE: Presbytery re-convened at 1:30 and was led in prayer 
by Rev. Cheves Ligon. 

ELECTION OF MODERATOR-NOMINEE: Rev. Hoover Bear was 
elected Moderator-Nominee for the next Stated Meeting of Fayetteville 
Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: The Report of 
the Commission on the Minister and His Work was given by the 
chairman, Rev. Robert G. Hall. The report was approved and is as 

follows : 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK 

Since the last meeting of Presbytery the Commission has transacted 
the following business : granted permission to the Rowland, Ashpole and 
Iona Churches to extend a call to the Reverend Russell W. Park, Jr.; 
granted permission to the Laurinburg Church to extend a call to Dr. 
Donald G. Miller; dissolved the pastoral relationship between the 
Reverend Claire S. Albright and the Peace Church; dissolved the 
pastoral relationship between the Reverend Richard Park and the Elise 
Church and granted him a letter of dismissal to Norfolk Presbytery. The 
Commission has also conferred with the Pulpit Nominating Committees 
of all vacant churches. The pastoral relationship of Rev. Douglas Kelly 
with the Raeford church dissolved that he may work for 1 yr. in Edinburg, 
Scotland. Pastoral relationship between Rev. Eugene Ensley and the 
Dunn Church dissolved in order that he may take up work in Greensboro, 
N. C. 

Dr. Cheves Ligon and the Reverend B. E. Dotson attended the meeting 
of the Regional Committee on Pastoral Changes which was held in 
Roanoke, Virginia, February 23-24, 1970. 

RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That the churches of Fayetteville Presbytery give their support and 
cooperation to the Committee on Pastors' Salaries which has been 
appointed by the Committee on National Ministries and the Commission 
on the Minister and His Work. Mr. Lamont Brown of Southern Pines is 
serving as Chairman of this special committee. 

2. That Presbytery hear a report by the Reverends C. K. Ligon and B. 
E. Dotson on their attendance at the Regional Committee on Pastoral 
Changes. 

3. That the Reverend Claire S. Albright be permitted to labor outside 
the bounds of Fayetteville Presbytery for a period of one year in the 



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capacity of Chaplain-Administrator with Four Seasons Nursing Centers 
of America, Inc. 

4. That Dr. Ansley C. Moore be honorably retired by Fayetteville 
Presbytery as of June 30, 1970. A prayer of appreciation was made by Dr. 
L. C. Lamotte. 

5. That ministers who have been called to churches as pastors be 
examined, and then if received, that commissions be appointed to install 
them as pastors of the churches to which they have been called. 

6. That the following changes be made in the terms of call from the 
Sunnyside Church to its pastor: Increase in salary from $5,000.00 to 
$5,600.00 per year. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Robert G. Hall, Chairman 



EXAMINATION OF MINISTERS: Rev. John C. Ropp, pastor-elect of 
the Raeford Church and Rev. Russel W. Park, Jr. pastor-elect of the 
Rowland, Ashpole and Iona Churches were introduced to Presbytery and 
examined according to the Book of Church Order: Christian Experience 
by the Moderator; Views on Theology by Rev. John Brothers; Views on 
the Sacraments by Rev. Hoover Bear; and Views on Church Government 
by Rev. Douglas McArn. Examination sustained as satisfactory. 

The Ministerial Obligations were read to them. They signed the 
Presbytery Book of Membership and were enrolled as members of 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The following calls were placed in their hands. They accepted the calls 
which were approved by Presbytery. 

From the Raeford Presbyterian Church for the Rev. John Conway 
Ropp, Salary in amount of $9,500.00 per year; M.A.F.; Moving expense 
from Conway, S.C.; One month's vacation; $1620 Auto expense; $800 
Utilities; Family Group Insurance; Manse; Book and peridocal 
allowance $150. 

From Rowland Presbyterian Church for Rev. Russell W. Park, Jr., 
Salary $2,340.00; M.A.F.; $450.00 Household expense; $562.50 auto 
expense; $75.00 Books; Share of Family Group Insurance; Two-weeks 
leave for continuing education; one month's vacation; Manse; $168.74 
Social Security. 

From the Ashpole Presbyterian Church for the Rev. Russell W. Park, 
Jr., Salary $2,340.00; $450 Household expsne; $562.50 Auto expense; $75.00 
Book allowance; $168.74 Social Security; Share of moving expense; Two- 
weeks leave for continuing Education; one month's vacation; M.A.F. 

From the Iona Presbyterian Church for the Rev. Russell W. Park, Jr., 
Salary $1,560.00; M.A.F. ; $300 Household expense; $375 Auto expense; 
$50.00 Book Allowance; $112.50 Social Security; Family Group 
Insurance; Two-week's leave for continuing education; One month's 
vacation; Moving expense. 

SPECIAL ORDER ON FAYETTEVILLE FIRST OVERTURE : After a 
brief discussion on the Overture the vote was taken on the motion by Rev. 
Robert G. Hall to present it, as it is, to General Assembly. The vote was 40 
for and 47 against overturing the General Assembly. 



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CHURCH AND SOCIETY: Rev. Allan Smyth, Chairman, gave the 
report of the Committee on Church and Society. The report was received 
as information. 

PRESBYTERY'S WORK COMMITTEE: Rev. W. H. Morrison, 
Chairman, reported on the satisfactory manner in which the new method, 
of checking Sessional Records by districts, is working. There were fewer 
exceptions this time. 



INSTALLATIONS: The report of the Committee on Installations was 
given by Rev. R. F. Sloop. The following commissions were appointed to 
Install Rev. John C. Ropp and Rev. Russell W. Park : 

1. To Install Russel W. Park at Ashpole, Iona and Rowland 
Presbyterian Churches. 

Dr. C. K. Ligon to preside and propound constitutional questions. 

Rev. George F. Houck to charge the congregation. 

Mr. John Luther McLean to charge the pastor. 

Rev. R. F. Sloop to preach the sermon. 

Mr. Alex McGill-Midway. 

Mr. G. W. Shaw-Laurinburg. 

Date: June 14, 1970 at 8:00 p.m. 

Place: Ashpole Presbyterian Church. 

2. To Install Rev. John C. Ropp at Raeford Presbyterian Church. 

Dr. C. K. Ligon to preside and propound the constitutional questions. 

Dr. W. C. Neill to charge the pastor. 

Rev. Douglas Kelly to preach the sermon. 

Mr. Ralph Barnhardt. 

Mr. William Saunders to charge the congregation. 

Mr. John Luther McLean.. 

Date: June 28, 1970. 



RESOLUTIONS: Rev. Robert F. Park presented the Report of the 
Committee on Resolutions. The Report was adopted as follows : 

Be it resolved: - That Fayetteville Presbytery, at its 362nd Stated 
Meeting, express its thanks to the Pastor, the officers and members of the 
MacPherson Presbyterian Church for th warm welcome and gracious 
reception. Also to the Women of the Church for the delicious meal served 
to the Presbytery. 

Be it further Resolved: - That Presbytery express its thanks to the Rev. 
Eugene Ensley for his manner of expediting the business of the 
Presbytery in the capacity of Moderator, and wish to express our regret 
at his departure from our Presbytery, and our best wishes as he enters a 
new pastorate. 

Be it further Resolved: - That Presbytery express its appreciation to 
Mrs. J. C. Andrews for the Annual Report of the Women of Fayetteville 
Presbytery. 

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen gave a brief 
report on candidates and asked that prayer be made continually for 
them. Report was received as information. 



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TIME AND PLACE OF NEXT MEETING: 
Adjourned Meeting: Bethel, July 12, 1970, 2:30 p.m. 
Stated Meeting: Maxton, October 13, 1970. 9:30 a.m. 

READING OF MINUTES : The minutes were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT. Prayer was made by the Moderator and Presbytery 
adjourned at 4:00 p.m. 

Rev. Eugene Ensley, Moderator 
Rev. A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 
Rev. R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



404 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

JULY 1970, ADJOURNED MEETING OF 

(FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY) 

PRESBYTERY NO. FIVE 

Presbytery Number Five met in adjourned session, July 12, 1970, 2:30 
P.M., in Bethel Presbyterian Church, Raeford, N.C. The meeting was 
called to order by Rev. Grant Sharp, the most recent past Moderator, who 
opened the meeting with prayer after the singing of the hymn, Master, 
Let Me Walk With Thee. 

Gracious words of welcome were then spoken by Mr. James Easterling 
of the host church. 

ENROLLMENT: the following ministers were enrolled. 

Francis 0. Alson, James Appleby, R.S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, H. 
Hoover Bear, John Brothers, S.R. Cheney, Jr. Fred H. Currie, B.E. 
Dotson, Russell B. Fleming, R.O. Freeman, Raymond W. Gau, Howard 
W. Gilkeson, Robert G. Hall, Paul L. Hanks, Billy H. Herring, James C. 
Hicks, Fred Hill, geo. F. Houck, Louis C. LaMotte, A. Douglas McArn, 
Leighton McKeithen, A. Jackson Morrison, W.H. Morrison, W.C. Neill, 
W.L. Painter, Jr., Robert F. Park, Russell W. Park, Jr., John C. Ropp, 
Grant Sharp, Sam B. Shumate; RF. Sloop, Frank E. Smith, Allan Smyth, 
George Spransy, J.V.C. Summerell, Robert L. Temple, Alton Trivette. 

The following elders were enrolled from their respective churches: 
Ashpole, Edgar Bracey ; Bethel, Mrs. Luther Currie; Bethesda, Ben W. 

Wicks; Bluff, Shearin McPhail; Cameron, Mrs. A.L. Keith; Carthage, 

Lew Bambauer; Centre, D.H. Wilkinson; Fairmont, J. Wilton Lewis; 

Fayetteville 1st, Dan Currie; Friendship, Harold Bailey; Galatia, J.M. 

Gillis; Godwin, Jas. M. Mclntyre; Highland, Sidney E. Johnson; Laurel 

Hill, Jas. P. McMillan; Laurinburg, G.W. Shaw; Lillington, Edgar R. 

Bain; Lumberton 1st, Fred W. Lennon; Maxton, J.M. Kirkpatrick; 

McMillan, Thos. W. Strickland; Middleton Heights, Frank Callahan; 

Midway, Neil Watson; Montpelier, John A. McKay; Peace, R.T. Steven; 

Pembroke, C. F. Perry; Phillippi, A. S. Mclnnis; Pleasant View, Eugene 

V. Kohnen; Raeford, Clarence Lych; Red Springs, W. R. Ballard; 

Rowland, Harvey M. Watson; Smyrna, L.\P. Smith; Union, Jesse Briggs; 

Unity, Henry T. Barefoot; Vaughn Mem. James M. Salyer; West End; 

Allan McDonald; Westminster, Worth O. Moore. 
There being a quorum present Presbytery proceeded to transact the 

following business: 

INTRODUCTIONS: 

Mrs. James Black, wife of the Pastor-elect of Peace Presbyterian 
Church. 

Rev. T.A. Guiton, former Permanent Clerk of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

Mr. M. Hampton Hunter, from Laurens, S.C. and now Summer 
Assistant at the Red Springs Presbyterian Church. 

EXCUSED: The following ministers were excused for non-attendance: 
Ansley C. Moore, H. Ruffner Lohman, John Steele, Dawes Graybeal and 
Robert 0. Freeman. 



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I RESOLUTIONS: The Moderator named the following the Standing 
Committee on Resolutions: Rev. W. C. Neill, chairman and Mr. Mills 
Kirkpatrick. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: Rev. Robert G. 
Hall, chairman of the Commission on the Minister and His Work reported 
lor the Commission. Rev. James Black, from Lexington Presbytery, now 
pastor-elect of Peace Presbyterian Church was presented to the 
Presbytery. Dr. Donald G. Miller, President of Pittsburgh Theological 
Seminary, member of Pittsburgh Presbytery and pastor-elect of the 
Laurinburg Presbyterian Church was presented to the presbytery. 
Motion was made by Mr. Hall and approved by Presbytery that these 
men be examined for membership in N.C. Presbytery Number Five. 
They were then examined according to the Book of Church Order. The 
Certificate of Dismissal from the Presbytery of Pittsburgh, having been 
received by Fayetteville Presbytery. The Moderator examined them on 
their Christian Experience by asking each one to relate how the Holy 
Spirit led him to this moment. Sustained as satisfactory. 

Rev. John Brothers examined them on their Views on Theology. This 
part of the examination was sustained as satisfactory and the examinees 
were thanked for sharing their views on theology and Rev. Mr. Brothers 
was thanked for the intelligent questions asked. 

Rev. Hoover Bear examined on their views on the Sacramaments. This 
was sustained as satisfactory. 

Rev. Douglas McArn examined on their views on Church Government. 
This was sustained as satisfactory. 

The examination as a whole was sustained as satisfactory. The 
obligations of Presbytery were then read to Rev. Mr. Black and Dr. 
Miller. They accepted them, and upon singing the Book of Obligations 
were enrolled as members of Presbytery Number Five with Rev. Mr. 
Black's membership pending the receipt of his dismissal from Lexington 
Presbytery. 

CALLS ACCEPTED: The followings calls were read and accepted 
respectively by Rev. Black from Peace Church and Dr. Miller from the 
Laurinburg Church. These calls were approved by Presbytery. 

Call from the Laurinburg Presbyterian Church for the pastoral 
services of Rev. Donald George Miller, promising a salary of $14,000, 
M.A.F., $1500 Auto expense, $500. library expense, Manse and one 
month's vacation was placed in his hands and accepted by him. 

Call from the Peace Presbyterian Church, promising salary of 
$7,000.00, M.A'.F. $1,200 auto expense, Housing Allowance $1,890, Group. 
INS. Social Security, one month's vacation, was placed in his hands and 
accepted by him. 

INSTALLATIONS: The report of the Committee on Installations was 
given by Rev. Robert Sloop. The following orders were given for the 
installation of Rev. Black and Dr. Miller.. 

Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen, preside, Rev. James Black, Peace 
Presbyterian Church, Sept. 13, 19710, 8:00 P.M. Rev. J.V.C. Summerell to 
Preach, Rev. Edward Agsten of Granville Presbytery to charge the 



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Pastor. Dr. Dan Currie to charge the Congregation. Rev. John Brothers, 
C. Wayne Collier, Crawford McKeithan. 

Dr. Donald G. Miller, Laurinburg Presbyterian Church, September 20, 
1970, 8:00 P.M. 

Rev. Cheves Ligon to preside and propound the constitutional 
questions. 

Rev. James Appleby to Preach. 

Rev. Frank Caldwell to charge the minister. 

Rev. J.V.C. Summerell to charge the congregation. 

Mr. Walter Mudd; Middleton Heights Church. 

Mr. Edward Ellis; Pleasant View Church. 

Mr. M.B. Barrentine; Friendship Church. 

Mr. Henry Eidson, Jr.; Trinity Church. 

REPORTS OF COMMISSIONERS TO GENERAL ASSEMBLY: 

Written reports were received from Rev. Eugene Ensley, Rev. A.C. 
Moore Rev. L.G. Parker and Mr. A.C. Parker. These reports were 
received as information without being read. Oral reports were heard 
from Mr. Worth Moore, Mr. Hubert McRae, Mr. Edgar Bain and Rev. 
Grant Sharp. Upon motion by Rev. James Appleby these reports were 
received as information and the Commissioners were commended for 
their diligence as elders attending the 110th meeting of the General 
Assembly in Memphis. 

REQUEST FOR DISMISSAL: In a written request Rev. Robert L. 
Turner asked that his relationship with the Comfort Church be dissolved 
as of September 1, 1970 in order that he might accept calls to the Smyrna 
and Wentworth churches of Orange Presbytery. This will be handled by 
the Commission on the Minister and His work. 

NEW AND UNFINISHED BUSINESS: 

Rev. John Brothers made a motion that Rev. W.A. Benfield, Moderator 
of the General Assembly be invited to speak to the Fall Meeting of 
Presbytery, Maxton, October 3, 1970 or if this is not possible to speak to 
the Winter meeting. This was adopted. 

Rev. Robert Park announced the "Skillshop" to be held in Raeford, 
July 19, 1970 and urged attendance. 

REPORTS OF INSTALLATIONS: Reports of the installations of Rev. 
John C. Ropp, pastor of the Raeford Presbyterian Church and of Rev. 
Russel W. Park, pastor of Ashpole, Iona and Rowland Churches were 
read, approved and admitted to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
John C. Rapp as pastor of the Raeford Presbyterian Church met at the 
church at 7:45 P.M., on June 28, 1970. 

The following were present: 

Ministers: Rev. Cheves K. Ligon, Rev. Douglas Kelly and Rev. W.C. 
Neill. 

Ruling Elders: John Luther McLean, William P. Saunders and Ralph 
Barnhardt. 

The meeting was opened with prayer Rev. Cheves Ligon was elected 
Chairman and Rev. W.C. Neill Clerk, he Commission then met with the 



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congregation of the Church. Rev. Cheves Ligon presided and propounded 
the constitutional questions. Rev. Douglas Kelly preached the sermon. 
Rev. W.C. Neill charged the minister. John Luther McLean charged the 
congregation. Rev. John C. Rapp was declared duly elected and installed 
as pastor of the Raeford Presbyterian Church according to the Book of 
Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by the 
newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were adopted 
and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon, Chairman 
W. C. Neill, Clerk 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Russell W. Park, Jr. as pastor of the Ashpole, Iona, and Rowland 
Presbyterian Church met at the church at 7:45 P.M., on June 14, 1970. The 
following were present: 

Ministers: Dr. Chevis Ligon, Dr. R.F. Sloop, Dr. R.W. Park, Sr. and 
Rev. George Houck. 

Ruling Elders: G.W. Shaw* Alec McGill (On Commission but absent) 
and John Luther McLean. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. Chevis Ligon was elected 
Chairman and John Luther McLean Clerk. The Commission then met 
with the congregation of the Church. Dr. Chevis Ligon presided and 
propounded the constitutional questions. Dr. R.F. Sloop preached the 
sermon. John Luther McLean charged the minister. Rev. George Houck 
charged the congregation. Rev. Russell W. Park, Jr. was declared duly 
elected and installed as pastor of the Ashpole, Iona, and Rowland 
Churches according to the Book of Church Order. The service was 
concluded with the benediction by the newly installed minister. The 
minutes of the Commission were adopted and the Commission was 
adjourned with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon Chairman 
John McLean Clerk 

Meeting was held at Ashpole Church. 

PRESBYTERY BOUNDARIES: A directive from the Synod concerning 
the rearranging of Presbytery boundaries was referred to the Council of 
Presbytery. 

RESOLUTIONS: The report of the Committee on Resolutions was 
adopted as follows: 

"It is an inspiration to meet in the beautiful historic Bethel Church 
which is one of the older churches of the Presbytery. It is an unalloyed 
pleasure to receive into the membership of Fayetteville Presbytery Rev. 
James R. Black and Dr. Donald G. Miller. 

We heard with interest and concern the report of the Commissioners to 
the One Hundrded and Tenth General Assembly of the Presbyterian 
Church. 

We express our sincere appreciation to the Session and Congregation of 
Bethel Church for their hospitality." 

Respectfully submitted, 
Rev. W. C. Neill, Chairman 



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READING OF THE MINUTES: The Minutes were read and approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: The meeting was then adjourned with prayer by the 
Moderator, Rev. Grant Sharp. 

Grant Sharp, Moderator 
A.C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk 
Attest. Rev. R.S. Arrowood 



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Maxton, N.C. 

October 13, 1970 

Fayetteville Presbytery met in its three hundred and sixty-third Stated 

Meeting at the First Presbyterian Church of Maxton on October 13, 1970 

at 9 : 30 A.M. The meeting was called to order by Rev. Grant M. Sharp, the 

last moderator present. 

COMMUNION SERVICE: Presbytery was led in a service of worship 
and the observance of the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper by the host 
Pastor, Rev. John A. Brothers, Jr., assisted by the elders of the Maxton 
First Church. 

PRESENTATION ON HUNGER: A special program on the problem of 
World Hunger was presented by the Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Miss 
Kay Miller, Moderator of the Young People; and the Rev. Robert 0. 
Freeman. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: Francis O. 
Alston, James Appleby, R.S. Arrowood, Vance Baucom, Hoover Bear, 
J.R. Black, John A. Brothers, Stedman B. Bryan, C.I. Calcote, G.R. 
Cheney, Fred H. Currie, James R. Dellert, J. Ray Dickens, B.E. Dotson, 
D.H. Dulin, W.K. Fitch, Russell B. Fleming, R.O. Freeman, Ranmond W. 
Gau, Howard Gilkeson, Dawes Graybeal, Paul Hanks, Gerald A. 
Heersma, Billy H. Herring, James C. Hicks, Fred Hill, Geo. F. Houck, 
James F. Hubbard, C. Rees Jenkins, Lawrence Kessler, Chas. E. Kirk- 
patrick, Louis C. LaMotte, Cheves Ligon, H. Ruffner Lowman, Jr., A. 
Douglas McArn, Leighton B. McKeithen, Donald G. Miller, A.J. 
Morrison, W.H. Morrison, W.C. Neill, J.D. Nesseltodt, W.L. Painter, 
Robert Park, Russell Park, Larry Parker, John C. Ropp, Sam B. 
Shumate, R.F. Sloop, Allan Smyth, George Spransy, John Steele, J.V.C. 
Summerell, Robert L. Temple, Tom Young. 

The following churches were enrolled with their respective 
representatives. 

Antioch, C.C. Conoly; Ashpole, W.B. Bracey; Benson, W.J. Barefoot; 
Berea, Dwight Byrd; Bethel, Louise Maxwell; Bethesda, Drewry E. 
Troutman; Big Rockfish, Marshall Kinlaw; Bluff, Percy Strickland; 
Brownson Mem. R.B. Hill; Cameron, Albert Cole; Cameron Hill, W.N. 
Freeman; Cape Fear, Cecil Fraschetti; Carthage, John Barringer; 
Centre, Elmer R. Parnell; Church in the Pines, Murdoch A. 
Morrison; Church of the Covenant, G.L. McNeill; Community, H.W. 
Ehrhardt, Jr.; Culdee, Coy McKenzie; Cypress, Elmer Cameron; 
Ephesus, J.M. Wallace; Erwin, K.W. Ballentine, Jr. and Eureka, Joe W. 
Blue. 

Fairmont 1st, Guy F. McCormick; Fayetteville 1st, R.P. Taylor; Flat 
Branch, Edwin Bain; Galatia, John D. Gillis; Godwin, T.C. Godwin; 
Highland, D.B. Morris; Jackson Springs, W.E. Graham; Laurel Hill, 



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A.R. McMillan; Laurinburg, Jack Gary; Leaflet, Hubert Cameron; 
Lillington, W.H. Randall; Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; Lumberton 1st, 
Dickson McLean; MacPherson, W.H. McKeithen; Manly, Chester 
Calloway; Plain view, Carson Carter; McMillan, Worth Collier; 
Middleton Heights, Henry M. Causey, Jr.; Montpelier, W.C. Covington. 
Mount pelier, Ervin Ratley, Jr.; Olivia, Pate Davis; Peace, Emory E. 
Barwick; Pembroke, T.E. Maness; Pleasant View, Sam L. Brotherton, 
Sr.; Priest Hill, Irvin L. Priest; Providence, Junius Ennis; Raeford, 
Frank M. Blue; Raven Rock, Paul_Worrell ; Red Springs, W.R. Bullock; 
Rex, F.G. Williams; Rowland, C.J. Cottingham; Sardis Sol C. Rose; 
Sherwood, J.W. Dawson; Shiloh, Mrs. O.B. Israel; Smyrna, Arch 
Mcntyre; Spring Lake 1st, Howard Pate; St. Paul, J. Brown Evans; 
Sunnyside, L.B. Hubbard; Trinity, Mrs. Charles Parrish; Union, Ira 
Turnley ; Unity W.J. Thornton; Vass, D. Leon Keith; Vaughn Mem., Ellis 
R. Beard; Village, Doc Pickett; Westminister, Fred T. Brock. 



QUORUM: Obviously there is a quorum present. 

The following Ministers were excused for non-attendance: Rev. Ben F. 
Fergusin, Rev. Roscoe L. Prince, Rev. Robert H. Poole, Rev. Wm. M. 
Alexander, Rev. Ansley C. Moore, and Rev. Leighton B. McKeithen after 
the noon recess. 

ELECTION: Rev. H. Hoover Bear was elected Moderator, Rev. Sam B. 
Shumate was elected Permanent Clerk, Pro. Tern, and Elders Emory 
Bariwck and Howard Pate were elected Temporary Clerks. 

WELCOME: Elder Glenn Peale gave a cordial welcome to Presbytery 
from the Maxton First Presbyterian Church. 

PROGRAM OF PRESBYTERY: The Rev. John A. Brothers Jr., 
presented the docket as the program of Presbytery. After being 
amended, it was adopted. 

RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE: The Moderator appointed the 
following as members of the Resolutions Committee: Rev. H. Ruffner 
Lowman, Jr., Chairman, with Elders W.R. Bullock and Elmer R, 
Parnell. 

PRESBYTERY'S COUNCIL: Mr. Harvey Oliver, Jr., presented the 
report of Presbytery's Council. The report and its recommendations 
weere adopted and are as follows: 

COUNCIL 

The Council has asked Rev. Robert 0. Freeman to serve as 
Coordinator of a committee of Hunger. Chairmen of Church and 
Society, World Missions, National Ministries, and Presidents of the 
Women and Men of the Church, and Moderator of the Youth 
Fellowship will serve on the Hunger Emphasis committee and 
will plan activities through their committees. Presbytery expresses 
appreciation for the presentation on Hunger this morning, and urges 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 411 

every Church to have pastor and key persons attend the Workshop on 
Hunger on the afternoon of November 22. This will be an emphasis for the 
next four years, in all departments of the Church. 

We are grateful that the Moderator of the General Assembly, Dr. 
William A. Benfield, will be present to address the Presbytery today. 

The Council had an all-day meeting on September 23, and heard the 
reports of all the committees which will be presented today. General 
approval has been given all of these reports. 

Beginning January 1, 1971, the Council will prepare a Calendar of 
Events for the Year, and will publish this during the first month. All 
committees and organizations planning meetings, convocations, rallies, 
or other events are asked to clear the dates early in the year. This 
Calendar will serve two purposes; (1) avoid conflicts, and (2) announce 
events well ahead of the dates. 

The Council is asking Presbytery, through the Ad Hoc or other 
appropriate committee, to consider several policies which might be 
changed for improvement: (1) Would longer tenures on committees 
better serve the Presbytery's needs, (2) Would it be better to cease 
budgeting Presbytery Office as a benevolence and raise the Presbytery 
assessment to cover the actual cost of Assembly, Synod and Presbytery? - 
-this would be $2.25 now, rathar than $1.00. (3) Could the Council's 
responsibility and duties be spelled out more definitely than they now 
are? (4) Would an Executive Committee of the Council to manage affairs 
between Council and Presbytery meetings be helpful? 

A copy of the audit of Fayetteville Presbytery by Haigh and 
VonRosenberg, CPA, is a part of this report for your information. 



RECOMMENDATIONS : 

1. That a resolution of appreciation be heard, for Mr. Edward B. Hope 
and printed in the Minutes. 

2. That the following be elected to a Commission on Boundaries: 
Larry Parker, Howard Gilkeson, Francis Alston, Mrs. Frank McNeill, 
Mrs. John Nance and Mr. Guiton Smith. 

3. That the following be named to the Nominating Committee: Rev. 
John Brothers, Chairman; Mr. Harvey Oliver, Class 1973 and Mr. Wayne 
Collier, Class 1972. 

4. That visiting brethren from Richmond, Lee and Montgomery County 
Church be mentioned as especially welcomed guests today, and come 
forward and identify themselves. 

Respectfully submitted, 
Harvey Oliver, Chairman 



5. Council recommends an increase in the minimum salary for pastors: 
from $5400 base plus $1400 professional expense in a single church or $1700 
professional expense in a two-or-more church field, to $6000 base salary 
plus $1500 professional expense in a single church or $1800 professional 
expense in a field of two or more churches. 

Both National Ministries Committee and the Commission on the 
Minister and His Work initiated or approved this recommendation, prior 
to Council voting to make it. This new minimum is neither the highest or 



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the lowest in the Synod, but is about average. The General Assembly 
advised Presbyteries two years ago that salaries less than $7200 were 
sub-standard, and inflation has increased considerably since then. 

So, Council recommends the increase. 
On motion the following was added to the Council report: 
That the Presbytery Office write the Clerk of Session of each church, 
giving the following information: 

1. The terms of the new minimum salary schedule; 

2. The Philosophy upon which the minimum salary schedules are 
determined; 

3. The minimum salary schedules of other Presbyteries in the Synod of 
North Carolina : And that Clerks be asked to present this matter to the 
officers of his local church. 

The following Resolutions was directed to be spread on the Minutes: 



RESOLUTION AS TO EDWARD B. HOPE 

Something more than 20 years ago, at the request of those who 
recognized the soundness of his professional skill and the depth of his love 
for the church, Edward B. Hope, a ruling Elder of Highland Church, 
became attorney for Fayetteville Presbytery. About the same time he 
was elected a Trustee of the Presbytery. 

For all of the years until his resignation, effective today, he has 
continued to serve in both capacities with the same spirit which 
exemplifies the man himself. Of all the things which needed his attention, 
nothing was too tedious or too difficult or too inconvenient. On the 
contrary, in every instance, he focused on that which was before him with 
a willingness, a cheerfulness and an objectiveness which gladened the 
hearts and stimulated the wills of those who shared the problems and 
sought his counsel. 

The breadth of his knowledge and the penetration of his analytical mind 
when added to his great spiritual perception, rendered the judgement and 
counsel of the man a thing of inestimable value in the affairs of 
Presbytery and a unique personal benefit to those who were closely 
associated with him. 

Fayetteville Presbytery is indeed fortunate to have within its bounds a 
layman of the Christian dimensions of Edward B. Hope, double fortunate 
to have known him as legal counsel and trustee these many years. 

To indicate this awareness and the acute sense of gratitude which 
accompanies it, as the delegates assembled for the 363rd stated meeting 
of Presbytery, 13 October 1970, these thoughts were embraced as a 
formal resolution to be recorded as a part of the permanent minutes and 
communicated to Mr. Hope. 

H. Hoover Bear, Moderator 
Robert S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 



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The following report on Stewardship was given by the Chairman, Mr. 
C.C. McLean and was as adopted and is as follows: 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

December 31, 1969 

* SCHEDULE 1 
CENTRAL TREASURY FUND 
RECEIPTS: 

Assembly Causes $136,387.33 

Synod Causes 87,786.31 

Presbytery Causes 125,431.86 
Presbytery Non-budgeted 

Camp Monroe Campaign Fund 32,494.65 
Synod Non-budgeted 

St. Andrews College $7,821.89 

Barium Springs 2,721.64 

Presbyterian Home 260.00 

Union Seminary 461.59 

Davidson College 25.00 

Miscellaneous 
Church World Service 44.00 

Total Receipts $393,434.27 

DISBURSEMENTS: 

Assembly Causes $133,422.20 

Synod Causes 96,293.86 

Presbytery Causes 126,320.48 
Presbytery Non-budgeted 

Camp Monroe Non-budgeted 32,494.65 
Synod Non-budgeted 

St. Andrews College $7,821.89 

Barium Springs 2,721.64 

Presbyterian Home 260.00 

Union Seminary 461.59 

Davidson College 25.00 

Miscellaneous 11,290.12 

Church World Service 44.00 



Total Disbursements $399,865.31 

Excess of Disbursements over Receipts ($ 6,431.04) 

Balance per bank- January 1, 1969 53,901.20 



Balance per bank-December 31, 1969 $ 47,470.16- 

-This includes $67,351.67 that was deposited after December 31, 1969. The 
books were held open until the receipts for the member churches were 
received. 



414 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS 
December 31, 1969 

SCHEDULE 2 
GENERAL FUND 
RECEIPTS: 

Central Treasury $97,832.39 

Other Receipts 
Reimbursement of Expenses 1,627.70 

Total Receipts 

DISBURSEMENTS: 
NATIONAL MINISTRIES 

Salaries 

Newspaper 

Notes-General Assembly 

Group Insurance 

Bonnie Doone Grant 

Prospects 

Commission Expense 

Manse Payments 

Paving 

Manse Insurance 

Loan 

Automobile Expense 

Experimental Ministry 



OFFICE 

Salaries and Annuities 

Rent 

Telephone 

Insurance 

Supplies 

Travel 

Postage 

Stated Clerk Salary 

Stated Clerk Expense 

Taxes 



CHRISTIAN EDUCATION 

Committee expenses 
Director of Christian Education 
Leadership Training Workshops 
Men of the Church 



$99,460.09 


$20,382.52 


1.455.82 


4,570.00 


1,467.33 


1,360.00 


949.93 


478.61 


2,144.88 


839.16 


99.00 


500.00 


2,100.60 


6,192.99 


$42,540.84 


$15,000.98 


1,200.00 


607.05 


127.58 


1,641.76 


332.07 


967.87 


720.00 


179.36 


1,442.52 


$22,219.19 


$2,087.56 


404.32 


861.02 


144.27 



3,497.17 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 415 

MANSE 1795.48 

CANDIDATES 240.00 

CHURCH AND SOCIETY 25.70 

HIGHER EDUCATION 9.61 

Assembly $6,136.41 

Synod $12,479.24 

18,615.65 

COMMITTEE EXPENSES 

Boundaries $11.90 

Stewardship 246.62 

Nominations 6.30 

Commission on Minister and His Work 294.12 

Council 161.62 

Bills and Overture 10.85 

Annuity and Relief 12.60 

Examination 28.28 



$772.29 



Total Disbursements $89,715.93 



Excess of Receipts over Disbursements $9,744.16 

Bank Balance-January 1, 1969 $11,481.47 

Bank Balance-December 31, 1969 $21,225.63- 



-This includes $13,896.73 that was deposited after December 31, 1969. The 
books were held open until the receipts from the member churches were 
received and the proportionate share to the Presbytery could be 
determined. 



FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 
Fayetteville, North Carolina 

STATEMENT OF RECIPETS AND DISBURSEMENTS 

December 31, 1969 

SCHEDULE 3 
BARNABAS FELLOWSHIP FUND 

Receipts $2,060.00 

Disbursements -0- 



Excess of Receipts over Disbursements $2,060.00 

Balance per Bank-January 1, 1969 8,188.56 



Balance per Bank-December 31, 1969 $10,248.56 

-This includes $245.00 that was deposited after December 31, 1969. The 
books were held open to include receipts from the member churches that 
were for the calendar year 1969, but not paid until 1970. 



416 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

CAMP MONROE CAMPAIGN FUND 
RECEIPTS: 

Deposits from Central Treasury Fund $32,494.65 

Interest 491.13 



$32,985.78 



DISBURSEMENTS: 

Hudson Paving Co. $2,741.25 

Shell Brothers Construction Co. 6,011.00 

W.E. Matthews Co. 1,814.40 

Laurel Lake Landscape Corp. 685.58 

Jordan-Snowdon-McVicker 229.50 



11,481.73 



Excess of Recipts over Disbursements $21,504.05 

Savings Account Balance- January 1, 1969 6,496.97 

Savings Account Balance-December 31, 1969 $28,001.02- 

-This includes $1,707.59 that was deposited January 14, 1970. The books 
were held open until the receipts from the member churches were 
received and the proportionate share to the Camp Monroe Campaign 
Fund could be determined. 



CENTRAL TREASURY REPORT 

January 1-August 20, 1970 
RECEIPTS: 

Churches $169,608.86 

Sunday Schools 2,536.26 

Women of the Church 18,396.41 



TOTAL RECEIPTS $190,541.53 



DISBURSEMENTS: 

General Assembly $66,018.31 

Synod of N.C. 41,801.30 

Fayetteville Presbytery 37,797.84 

Camp Monroe 10,812.46 

St. Andrews Presbyterian College 3,007.98 

Union Theological Seminary 54.67 

Barium Springs Home for Children 3,092.12 

Presbyterian Home, Inc. 550.00 

Korean Orphan 40.00 

Overseas Relief 5,367.62 

Peru 247.11 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 417 

Camp Monroe Campaign 6,802.00 

Crisis Fund 233.60 

Bibles for Samarcand Manor 12.00 

TOTAL DISBURSEMENTS $175,837.01 

BALANCE (Equalization Fund) $14,704.52 

Total Receipts through August 1969: $216,802.17 

Total Receipts through August 1970 : $190,541 .53 



PROPOSED BUDGET 



$26,260.64 



ASSEMBLY CAUSES (38.95 Percent) 

World Missions $71,513 

National Ministries 18,708 

Christian Education 10,578 

Annuities and Relief 10, 177 

Women's Work 2,765 

Geeral Council 6,098 

Historical Foundation 816 

Mountain Retreat Association 2,240 

Presbyterian Foundation 691 

PSCE 3,249 

Stillman 3,982 

Presbyterian Survey 2,434 

TRAV 4,065 

ABS 650 

Lord's Day Alliance 13 

NCC 166 

RIAL 14 

WCC 111 

$138,270 
SYNOD CAUSES (28.95 Percent) 

Church Extension $5,109 

Presbyterian Home 10,733 

Barium Springs 15^172 

Christian Education 8^377 

Guidance Program 3 '659 

Education Institutions 47,263 

Campus Christian Life 10 1 115 

Inter-Church Relations l'223 

Contingent Salary Fund 483 

Synod Foundation Facility 658 

$102,792 

PRESBYTERY CAUSES (32.10 Percent) 

National Ministries $46,140 

Office 23^600 

Manse 2,500 



418 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Higher Education 200 

Christian Education 4,450 

Camp Monroe 35,000 

Candidates 760 

Church and Society 300 

Sessional Records 250 

Commission 500 

World Missions 300 



$114,000 



That churches be urged to increase their gifts by 5 percent. 

Percent 
ASSEMBLY $138,270 38.95 

SYNOD 102,792 28.95 

PRESBYTERY 114,000 32.10 



TOTAL $355,062 100.00 

SPECIAL ORDER: Dr. William A. Benfield, Jr., Moderator of the 
General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in the United States 
addressed the Presbytery. Presbytery Office was asked to make copies of 
the address available to the ministers and representatives of the 
Presbytery. 

INSTALLATIONS: The Commissions on the Installations of R^v. 
Donald G. Miller and Rev. James R. Black made their reports which the 
Presbytery found in order and admitted to record. 

The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
Donald G. Miller as pastor of the First Presbyterian Church of 
Laurinburg, N.C.met at the church at 7:40 P.M., on Sunday, September 
20, 1970. The following were present: 

Ministers: Cheves K. Ligon, J.V. C. Summerell, James Appleby, Frank 
H. Caldwell-of Mecklenburg Presbytery who was asked to sit as a visiting 
brother. 

Ruling Elders: Walter Mudd, Edward Ellis, M.B. Barrentine Henry 
Eidson, Jr. and Dibran Y. Hadidian-Librarian of Pittsburgh Theological 
Seminary. A ruling elder and personal friend of Dr. Meiller. He was 
invited to sit as a visiting brother. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. Dr. Cheves Ligion was elected 
Chairman and James Appleby Clerk. The Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. Dr. Ligon presided and propounded the 
constiutional questions. James Appleby preached the sermon. Dr. Frank 
Caldwell charged the minister. J.V.C. Summerell charged the 
congregation. Rev. Donald Miller was declared duly elected and installed 
as pastor of the Laurinburg First Presbyterian Church according to the 
Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction by 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTFilY 419 

the newly installed minister. The Minutes of the Commission were 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Cheves K. Ligon Chairman 
James Appleby Clerk 



The Commission appointed by Fayetteville Presbytery to install Rev. 
James R. Black as pastor of the Peace Presbyterian Church met at the 
church at 8 : 50 P.M. on Sept. 13, 1970. The following were present; 

Ministers: John Brothers, J.V.C. Summerell, L.B. McKeithen and E.J. 
Agsten (visiting). 

Ruling Elders: Dan Currie and Crawford B. McKeithan. 

The meeting was opened with prayer. Leighton McKeithan was elected 
Chairman and Dan Currie Clerk. The Commission then met with the 
congregation of the Church. Rev. McKeithen presided and propounded 
the constiutional questions. Rev. J.V.C. Summerell preached the sermon. 
Rev. E.J. Agsten charged the minister. Dan Currie charged the 
congregation. Rev. James R. Black was declared duly elected and 
installed as pastor of the Peace Presbyterian Church according to the 
Book of Church Order. The service was concluded with the benediction 
by the newly installed minister. The minutes of the Commission were 
adopted and the Commission was adjourned with prayer. 

Leighton B. McKeithen, Jr. Chairman 
Dan Currie Clerk 



NOMINATIONS The report on was presented by the Chairman, Rev. 
B.E. Dotson. The following Commissions to the General Assembly, which 
will meet in Massanetta Springs, Va. on June 13, 1971, were as follows: 

PRINCIPLES 

MINISTERS ELDERS 

J.V.C. Summerell Ben A. White 

Allan Smyth John Luther McLean 

J. Thomas Young Hewitt Fulton 

George R. Cheney, Jr. Russell E. Halleckson 

ALTERNATES 

Fred H. Currie Gattis Thomas 

Robert M. Urie Brady Pressley 

William M . Alexander Mrs . E . W . Reinecke 

Julian D. Nesselrodt David V. McMillan 

The nominations of the Committee on Nominations of the officers and 
members of the Committees of Presbytery were adopted and are as 
follows: 

NOMINATIONS 

EXECUTIVE SECRETARY: 

That Rev. C.K. Ligon be re-elected, Class 1973. 
PERMANENT CLERK: 

That Rev. A.C. Trivette be re-elected, Class 1973. 



420 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

TRUSTEES: 
DAVIDSON COLLEGE: 

That Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr., Fayetteville, be re-elected, Class 1974. 
SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY: 

That Mr. Lawrence McNeill be re-elected, Class 1973. 
FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY: 

That Dr. Marcus Smith be re-elected Class 1973. 

That Mr. Jerome B. Clark, Jr., Fayetteville, succeed Mr. Edward B. 
Hope, Class 1971. 
LEBANON CHURCH PROPERTY: 

That Mr. David Townsend be re-elected, Class 1973. 

PRESBYTERY COUNCIL: 

That Mr. Murphy McGirt be elected Class 1973, and be named 
Chairman. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: 
That Rev. J.V.C. Summerell be re-elected, Class 1973, and be named 

Chairman. 
That Rev. R.F. Sloop be elected Class 1973. 

WORLD MISSIONS: 

That Rev. Russell Park succeed Mr. Peter Cromartie Class 1971. 

That Mrs. E.W. Reinecke, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1973 and be 
named Chairman. 

ANNUITIES AND RELIEF: 
That Mr. Nelson Liles, Laurinburg, be elected, Class 1973. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: 

That Miss Mary Anna Wells, Lumberton; Miss Martha Lou Anderson, 
Fayetteville, Rev. Sam Shumate, Mr. Denny Shaffer, Mr. H.D. Reaves, 
Jr., Fayetteville; Mrs. H.C. McPherson Cameron; be elected Class 1973. 

That Miss Betsey Harper be elected Class 1971. 

That Rev. W.C. Neill succeed Rev. S.T. Snively, Class 1971, and that Dr. 
Neill be named Chairman. 

HIGHER EDUCATION: 
That Rev. Lawrence Kessler succeed Rev. Jerry Cook, Class 1972. 
That Mrs. Rees Jenkins, Jr., Lumberton, be elected Class 1973. 

NATIONAL MINISTRIES: 

That Mr. Edward H. McCormick, Lillington, succeed Mr. Ben White, 
Class 1971. 

That Mr. Duncan McGoogan, Red Springs; Rev. Russell Fleming, Mr. 
Carl Gentry, Maxton; Rev. John Ropp, Mr. Joe E. Currie, Southern 
Pines; Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick and Mr. Watts Auman, West End, be 
elected Class 1973, and that Mr. Kirkpatrick be named Chairman. 

ASSEMBLY AND SYNOD'S AGENCIES: 

That Mr. Walter Coley, Raeford, succeed Rev. Frank Smith, Class 1971. 

That Rev. J.D. Nesselrodt and Rev. Tom Young be elected, Class 1973, 
and that Mr. Young be named Chairman. 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 421 

WOMEN'S WORK: 

That Rev. James MacKenzie succeed Rev. Robert Turner, Class 1972. 

That Mrs. Nathan Gibson be elected, Class 1973, and be named 
Chairman. 

STEWARDSHIP: 

That Rev. George Cheney succeed Rev. Eugene Ensley, Class 1971. 

That Mr. John Luther McLean, Lumberton; Mr. James B. McLeod, 
Raeford; Mr. McNair Evans, Laurinburg; and Mr. J.E. Parker, 
Fayetteville be elected, Class 1973, and that Mr. McLeod be named 
Chairmar 

CHURCH A.ND SOCIETY: 

That Mi Marshall Thompson, Maxton, succeed Rev. R.A. Massey, 
Class 1971. 

That Rev. Allan Smyth, Rev. Fred Hill and Mr. W.C. Swann, 
Fayetteville be elected, Class 1973 and that Mr. Smyth be named 
Chairman. 

CANDIDATES: 

That Rev. Howard Gilkeson and Mrs. J.A. Cade, Fayetteville, be 
elected, Class 1973. 

PRESBYTERY'S WORK: 

That Rev. W.H. Morrison, Rev. W.K. Fitch, Mr. Myrton Stewart, 
Carthage Rev. Dawes Graybeal, Rev. Lawrence Kessler and Mr. D.P. 
Ray, Lillington, be elected, Class 1973 and that Mr. Morrison be named 
Chairman. 

INSTALLATIONS: 

That Rev. Robert G. Hall succeed Rev. Robert Turner, Class 1971. 

That Rev. J. Ray Dickens and Mr. E.L. McKethan, Jr., Fayetteville, be 
elected, Class 1973. 

MANUAL: 
That Mr. Clyde Auman, West End, be elected, Class 1973. 

PRESBYTERIAN SURVEY: 
That Mrs. H.R. Matthews, Fayetteville, be elected, Class 1973. 

CHRISTIANITY AND HEALTH: 

That Mr. Robert Ewing, Southern Pines and Dr. Duncan Owen, 
Fayetteville, be elected Class 1973. 

EXAMINATIONS: 
THEOLOGY: 
That Rev. Donald Miller be elected Class 1973. 

SACRAMENTS: 
That Rev. James Dellert be elected Class 1973. 

CHURCH GOVERNMENT: 
That Rev. Leighton McKeithen be elected Class 1973. 

ENGLISH BIBLE: 
That Rev. Robert O. Freeman be elected Class 1973. 



422 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

THESIS AND EXEGESIS: 
That Rev. Louis LaMotte be elected Class 1973. 

HISTORICAL MATTERS: 

That Rev. R.S. Arrowood be elected Class 1973. 

Young People's Representative to General Assembly: Jack Byrd, 
Dunn Alternate, Kay Miller, St. Paul. 

RECOMMENDATION : 

That the terms of office be dated as of the last day of the year. (Present 
practice is to date classes the first day of the year. ) 

Respectfully submitted, 
B.E. Dotson, Chairman 



RECESS: Presbytery took recess for lunch at 12:30 P.M. A bountiful 
lunch was served by the ladies of the Maxton Church. 

AFTERNOON SESSION 

Presbytery reconvenes at 1:30 P.M. 

MODERATOR-NOMINEE; Rev. L.G. Calhoun was elected Moderator- 
Nominee. 

NATIONAL MINISTRIES: The report on National Ministries was 
given by the Chairman, Rev. Charles E. Kirkpatrick. The Report was 
received as in formation and the following recommendations were 
adopted: 

1. That Fayetteville Presbytery appoint an enlarged committee 
representative of the whole of Presbytery to further investigate the 
establishment of a Juvenile Half-Way Home within the bounds of 
Fayetteville Presbytery. 

2. That this committee be asked to report to the next meeting of 
Presbytery means of implementing this ministry. 

3. That this committee be authorized to investigate and recommend 
means for the finding and support of this ministry. 

4. That Fayetteville Presbytery reaffirm its policy wherein requests for 
funds or loans from Presbytery, or unwritten by Presbytery from Synod 
or General Assembly, through the National Ministries Committee be 
accompanied by blueprints, detailed explanations, estimates or contract 
figures. That these be presented in person to the National Ministries 
Committee, or a sub-committee of it, for review and counsel before 
approval of such grants or loans are made by Presbytery. 

COMMISSION ON THE MINISTER AND HIS WORK: Rev. J.V.C. 
Summerell gave the report on the Commission on the Minister and His 
Work. The Report was received as information and the following 
recommendations were adopted: That Rev. C.I. Calcote be granted 
Honorable Retirement. 

Rev. Cheves K. Ligon paid a tribute to the work and ministry of Mr. 
Calcote. Presbytery was led in prayer of thanksgiving for him, his family 
and ministry. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 423 

The Father of the Chairman of the Commission being ill, Rev. Russell 
B. Fleming led Presbytery in prayer in his behalf and of Rev. Robert G. 
Hall, his father and the family. 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION: The report on Christian Education was 
given by the Chairman, Rev. Robert 0. Freeman. The report was 
received as information. The Chairman, Rev. Robert 0. Freeman, was 
thanked for his term of service. 

CHURCH AND SOCIETY : The report on Church and Society was given 
by the Chairman, Rev. Allan Smyth. The report was received as 
information. 

INTRODUCTIONS: The following Elders from the territory to be 
annexed to Fayetteville Presbytery were introduced: Mr. and Mrs. M. F. 
Chappell, Marks Creek Church; A. P. Williams, Marks Creeks Church, 
Daniel J. McCaskill, Macedonia. The following ministers from the 
territory to be annexed were introduced and invited to sit as Visiting 
Brethren: S. L. McKay, Broadway; W. T. Perkins, Jonesboro; W. W. 
Thrower, Cameron; David H. Bowman, Biscoe; Paul P. Thrower, 
Park Avenue; Other Brethren who were introduced and invited to sit as 
Visiting Brethren included Rev. Jerry Townsend, First Baptist, Maxto- 
Frank F. Baker, Concord Presbytery, Rev. Leslie Tucker, Suwannie; 
Thomas K. Spence, Wilmington; Roger E. Home, Wilmington. 

RESOLUTUIONS: The report on Resolutions was given by the 
Chairman, Rev. H. Ruffner Campbell, Jr. The report was adopted and is 
as follows: 

REPORT ON THE RESOLUTIONS COMMITTEE 

Fayetteville Presbytery in the 363rd Stated Meeting in the First 
Presbyterian Church of Maxton, North Carolina expresses deep 
appreciation and thanksgiving to God: 

l.For the Christian witness of the Maxton Church throughout her long 
and glorious history dating back to the year 1878, and pray that her 
witness might increase in influence and christian service in the years 
ahead. 

2. For the privilege of hearing the Reverend William A. Benfield, Jr., 
Moderator of the Presbyterian Church U. S. and the challenge to unity 
oneness and mission which he brought to us. 

3. For the Women of the Church, who so graciously served us a 
bountiful and delicious meal. 

4. For the efficient parking system planned by the Church and the fine 
manner in which it was executed by the Boy Scouts. 

5. For the impressive Communion Service planned and administered 
by the Pastor, the Reverend John A. Brothers, Jr., and the Elders of the 
Church. 

6. For other accomodations and conveniences made possible by the 
Men and others in the Church, which made our stay pleasant and 
profitable. 

7. That a copy of this report be made available to the Pastor to be read 
to the Congregation and that the report be printed in the Minutes. 






424 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

NEXT MEETING: The invitation of the Galatia Presbyterian Church 
to hold our Winter Meeting, Feb. 9, 1971 was accepted with thanks. 

MANUAL: The following Special Committee on Manual was 
appointed: Rev. James Appleby, Chairman, R. S. Arrowood, Elder 
Jerome B. Clark, Jr. 

AMENDMENTS TO CONSTITUTION: The following Special 
Committee was appointed to study the proposed Constitutional 
Amendments as handed down by the General Assembly and to report to 
Presbytery; Donald G. Miller, Chairman; Grant M. Sharp, Elder 
William Rowland. 

MENTAL HEALTH CENTERS. The following resolution supporting 
Mental Health Centers was adopted: 

A RESOLUTION ADOPTED BY FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

ON THE PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, U.S., MEETING 

IN MAXTON, N.C. OCT. 13, 1970 

We as Ruling Elders and Ministers of the Fayetteville Presbytery, 
Presbyterian Church, U. S., express our grateful appreciation and 
support for the services of mental health and healing being carried on by 
our Regional Mental Health Centers located in Pinehurst, Fayetteville, 
Buies Creek, and Lumberton. We welcome this sharing in concern for the 
wholeness and healing of people, in this age of tensions and conflicts and 
rapid changes. 

We urge continued support for the programs of our Mental Health 
Centers by county and state government, and by Church and Civic 
groups. 

We direct that copies of this resolution be sent to the appropriate 
committee of our state government, to the boards of county 
commissioners concerned, and to the Directors of our Mental Health 
Centers. 

Attest: 



HALF-WAY HOUSE: The Moderator was authorized to appoint 
members to the enlarged Committee to study the matter of a Juvenile 
Half-way House, after consultation with the Nominating Committee. 

READING MINUTES: The Minutes were read by the Permanent 
Clerk, Pro. Tern, and were approved. 

ADJOURNMENT: Presbytery adjourned with prayer and the 
Apostolic Benediction. 

H. Hoover Bear, Moderator 
Sam B. Shumate, Permanent Clerk, Pro. Tern. 



Attest: Robert S. Arrowood, 
Stated Clerk. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 425 

CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 



Fayetteville, N. C. 
December 3, 1970 

Fayetteville Presbytery met, pursuant to the call of the Moderator, in 
the Rankin Building of the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville on 
December 3, 1970. The Presbytery was called to order by Rev. Grant M. 
Sharp at 10:00, a.m. who led the Presbytery in prayer. 

ENROLLMENT: The following ministers were enrolled: R. S. 
Arrowood, John A. Brothers, Jr., G. R. Cheney, Jr., Fred H. Currie, 
Russell B. Fleming, R. O. Freeman, H. W. Gilkeson, Fred Hill, Geo. F. 
Houck, C. Rees Jenkins, Louis C. LaMotte, Cheves Ligon, James D. 
MacKenzie, Leighton B. McKeithen, Jr., Donald G. Miller, Ansley C. 
Moore, A. J. Morrison, W. H. Morrison, Russel W. Park, Jr., Larry 
Parker, Grant M. Sharp, Sam Shumate, J.V.C. Summerell, Robert L. 
Temple, A. C. Trivette, Tom Young. 

The following Churches were enrolled with their respective 
representatives: Big Rockfish, Charles McDonald; Bluff, James C. 
Williams,; Church of the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; Galatia, John D. 
Gillis; Jackson Springs, O. F. Currie, Laurel Hill, Robert E. Monroe; 
Lumber Bridge, Roger F. Hall; Montpelier, H. W. Davenport; Parkton, 
Robert A. Hughes; St. Pauls, J. Browne Evans; Vaughn Memorial James 
Alyer. 

The following were excused for Non-attendance: W. C. Neill, James 
Appleby, H. Hoover Bear, R. L. Prince, A. D. McArn. 

CALL READ : The following call was read and found in order : 

November 23, 1970 

The Constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville 

Presbytery is hereby called to meet at the First Presbyterian Church, 

Fayetteville, Rankin Building, on Dec. 3, 1970, at 10:00, A.M. to transact 

the following business: 

1. To receive the Rev. James Calquhoun from the Presbytery of Ayr, 
Scotland, and to arrange for his installation in the Parkton Presbyterian 
Church. 

2. To attend to any business growing out of the above. 

CERTIFICATE RECEIVED: The Certificate from the Presbytery of 
Ayr of the Church of Scotland, stating that Mr. Calquhoun had that day 
resigned and that his dismission of his charge had been accepted and 
certifying to his conduct in every way was becoming his profession, was 
received by Fayetteville Presbytery. 



426 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

EXAMINATION: Mr. Calquhoun was examined in all areas according 
to the Book of Church Order; He affirmed the Obligations put tc a 
candidate for Ordination; Having signed the Obligation he was enrolled 
as a minister of Fayetteville Presbytery. 

The following call was placed in his hands and accepted by him: salary 
$6,000.00 Auto expense $1,500.00 10 percent M.A.F.; Manse, Moving 
expenses from Maryland; Utilities $600; one month's vacation. 

INSTALLATION: The following order was taken for the installation of 
Mr. Calquhoun: Rev. Cheves Ligon to preside; Rev. James Appleby to 
preach the sermon; Dr. Dan Currie to charge the Congregation; Rev. 
Larry Parker to charge the Pastor; with elders Roger F. Hall and Joe 
Thomasson completing the Commission. The time; January 10, 1971 at 
7:30 p.m. 

The minutes were read and approved. 

Presbytery adjoured with prayer and the Benediction. 

Rev. A. C. Trivette, Permanent Clerk, 
Grant M. Sharp, Moderator Pro. Tern. 
R. S. Arrowood, Stated Clerk 






MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 427 
CALLED MEETING OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

Fayetteville, N. C. 
December 9, 1969 

The Presbytery of Fayetteville met in Called Session at the First 
Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville on December 9, 1969 at 2:30, p.m. 
The Presbytery was called to order by the Moderator, Elder Ben White, 
and was led in prayer by Rev. Douglas Kelly. 

A quorum was present. 

The following Ministers were enrolled: R. S. Arrowood, John Brothers, 
Stedman B. Bryan, Fred H. Currie, Robert Freeman, H. W. Gilkeson, 
James C. Hicks, Jr., Geo. F. Houck, C. Rees Jenkins, Douglas Kelly, 
Charles E. Kirkpatrick, Cheves K. Ligon, James MacKenzie, James 
McKinnon, A. Jackson Morrison, W. H. Morrison, Julian D. Nesselrodt, 
Larry Parker, S. T. Snively, George Spransy, J. V. C. Summerell, Robert 
L. Temple. 

The following Churches were enrolled with their respective 
representatives: Barbecue, T. N. Holmes; Bluff, James C. Williams; 
Centre, Ben A. White; Church of the Covenant, G. L. McNeill; 
Fayetteville 1st, Chas. G. Rose, Jr., Jackson Springs, John Patterson; 
Laurinburg, Nelson Liles; Maxton 1st, Marshall A. Thompson; 
Montpelier, John A. McKay; Olivia, Irvin Currie; Raeford, Tom 
McBryde; Sunnyside, Earl B. Murphy; Vaughn Mem., Ernest H. Wood. 

Ministers excused: A. C. Trivette, W. C. Neill, James Appleby. 

Presbytery proceeded to the business of the following call: The 
Constitutional requirements having been met, Fayetteville Presbytery is 
hereby called to meet at the First Presbyterian Church of Fayetteville on 
Tuesday, Dec. 9, 1969 at 2:30 p.m. 

1. To examine and receive the Rev. Fred Hill. 

2. To elect a commission to install Mr. Hill at the Vaughn Memorial 
Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville, N. C. 

The Certificate of Dismission from the Presbytery of Cherokee for Rev. 
Fred Hill was read, The Rev. Mr. Hill was examined in all areas 
according to the Book of Church Order. The examination was sustained 
as satisfactory. The Ministers' Obligation was read to Mr. Hill and signed 
by him and Mr. Hill was enrolled as a member of Fayetteville 
Presbytery. 

The following call from the Vaughn Memorial Presbyterian Church, 
promising a salary of $6,700.00 per year; 10 percent M.A.F.; $700.00 per 
year professional expenses; moving expense; Family Group Insurance; 
one months annual vacation; $2,400 Housing allowance, was placed in Mr. 
Hill's hands and accepted by him. 



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The following Commission was appointed to install Mr. Hill at the 
Vaughn Memorial Presbyterian Church on January 18, 1970 at 7:30, p.m. 
Rev. C. Rees Jenkins to preside; Rev. James McKinnon to preach; Rev. 
Charles Kirkpatrick to charge the Congregation; Elder Joe Tomlinson to 
charge the Pastor; with Elders Jerome Clark and Crawford MacKeithan 
completing the Commission. 

The Minutes of the day's Minutes were read and approved. 

Fayetteville Presbytery adjourned with prayer led by Rev. George F. 
Houck. 



Ben A. White, Moderator 
R. S. Arrowood, Clerk 






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429 





IN MEMORIAM 






ELDERS 




NAME 


BIRTH— DEATH 


CHURCH 


NeillS.Britt 


Sept. 6, 1880— Oct. 1, 1969 


Bensalem 


NeillE. McKay 


Mar. 14, 1897— Apr. 11, 1969 Brownson Memorial 


Earl L. Bishop 


— ? Dec. 15, 1969 


Campbellton 


Wilbur H. Currie 


— ? Jan. 13, 1969 


Carthage 


Earl B. McDonald 


— ? January 27, 1969 


Carthage 


T. C. McKnight 


— ?— Dec. 7, 1969 Church in the Pines 


Malcolm Earl Monroe Dec. 7, 1895— Mar. 3, 1969 


Culdee 


Daniel Kenneth McKenzie Dec. 13, 1887— Nov. 5, 1969 


Culdee 


Harvey Bass 


May 9, 1898— Sept. 25, 1969 


Dunn 1st 


D. C. Holder 


May 5, 1891— May 16, 1969 


Ephesus 


David Eaton Lasater 


Jul. 29, 187&-Mar. 5, 1969 


Erwin 


Gilbert M. Ray 


May 17, 1914— Nov. 25, 1969 


Galatia 


Ernest Tart 


July 6, 1905— Nov. 22, 1969 


Grove 


Daniel Thomas Blue 


Apr. 7, 1891— Oct. 4, 1969 


Laurinburg 


BurginE.Lohr 


Jan. 8, 1898— Mar. 27, 1969 


Lumberton 1st 


E. E. Perkins 


Feb. 10, 196&— Jan. 24, 1969 


Olivia 


W. T. Reaves 


---?--- July 25, 1969 


Palestine 


Luther T. Bain 


Oct. 28, 1893— Oct. 31, 1969 


Peace 


C. B. Johnson 


Dec. 20, 1879— Dec. 11, 1969 


Philippi 


H. W. Ehrhardt, Sr. 


Dec. 19, 1889— Aug. 9, 1969 Pinehurst Commun. 


Dr. Chas. Thos. Johnson Sept. 16, 1889— Mar. 24, 1969 


Red Springs 


Kenneth A. MacDonald Sept. 26, 1893— Oct. 27, 1969 


Raeford 


John M. Hodges 


Jan. 26, 1882— Mar. 5, 1969 


Sardis 


Willie E.Austin 


Jan. 23, 1914— July 4, 1969 


Unity 


David Henderson Wilson April 9, 1896— May 23, 1969 


West End 




DEACONS 




James Kelly Bridgers 


July 27, 1911— Jan. 17, 1969 


Bethesda 


Lewis B. Harrington 


Jan. 26, 1908— Aug. 27, 1969 


Bethesda 


Lester Paul Kellis 


May 5, 1901— Mar. 16, 1969 


Bethesda 


Dennis W. Strickland 


Dec. 31, 1946— May 18, 1969 


Bluff 


W.E. Gladstone 


May 6, 1901— June 26, 1969 Brownson Memorial 


Alton C. Cole 


March 22, 1895— Oct. 17, 1969 


Cameron 


Duncon P. Sinclair 


May 13, 1913— Oct. 9, 1969 


Centre 


Edgar S. Smith 


Feb. 22, 1906— May 29, 1969 


Flat Branch 


T.Wayne Williams 


July 8, 1893— Jul. 31, 1969 


Laurinburg 


Fred Baldwin Harris 


June 1, 1912— Dec. 8, 1969 


Laurinburg 


0. Clinton Norment 


Apr. 5, 189^— Sept. 9, 1969 


Lumberton 1st 


Johnnie Robert Collier Apr. 11, 189&— Nov. 1, 1969 


McMillan 


William N. Peden, Jr., 


May 11, 1921— Sept. 29, 1969 


Montpelier 


Thomas Luther Burns 


---?— Oct. 1968 


Mt. Tabor 


A. A. McDiarmid 


June 12, 1880— Nov. 9, 1969 


Parkton 



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Wm. Durward Milner 
Clarence P. Trader 
E. H. Alexander 
C. Frank Tapp 
Lewis Atkins 
Brack Giles Strawn 
Woodrow Wilson Conrad 
J. Lacy Brown 



Mar. 9, 1911— Jan. 18, 1969 
Aug. 30, 1910— Nov. 18, 1969 
Feb. 28, 1899— May 24, 1969 
June 14, 1896— Feb. 11, 



Sept. 10, 1913— Oct. 29, 1969 
Apr. 2, 1913— Dec. 24, 
Feb. 24— January 29, 



Peace 

Providence 

Red Springs 

Raeford 

Summerville 

Vaughn Mem. 

West End 

St. Pauls 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 431 

INDEX 

Adjourned Meeting 404 

Administrative Committee, Report of 385 

Amendment to Constitution, Committee Appointed 424 

Amendment To Constitution Voted 390 

Benfild, Dr. W.A., Moderator Invited 406 

Benfield, Dr. W.A., Moderator, Speaks 418 

Bills and Overtures, Action On 392, 399, 401 

Boundaries 399, 407 

Calcote, Rev. C.I., Retired 422 

Called Meeting 425, 427 

Campbellton Church, Report Of Commission 385 

Candidates, Report On 391, 402 

Christian Education 384, 398, 423 

Church and Society, Report 341, 391, 402, 423 

Commission On The Minister 

And His Work Report 387, 400, 405, 422 

Commissioning Service 394 

Commissioners To General Assembly Elected 419 

Commissioners To The Assembly Report 406 

Communications , 377, 395 

Communion 376, 409 

Enrollment 376, 394, 404, 409, 425, 427 

Hope Mr. edward B. Resolution On 412 

Higher Education Report 390 

Hunger, Presentation On . . 409 

In Memorium Page 429 

Installations 378, 390, 395, 402, 406, 418. 426, 428 

Introductions 387, 399, 404, 423 

MacKenzie, Rev. James D., 

Book Commended 377 

Manual Committee On 381, 424 

Memorial Service 376 

Minister Dismissed 406 

Ministers Excused 377, 397, 404, 410, 427 

Ministers Received 389, 401, 405, 425, 427 

Moderator Elected 377, 395, 410 

Moderator - Nominee Elected 387, 400, 422 

Montreat, Address On 399 

Moore, Dr. Ansley C. Retired 401 

National Ministries Report 384, 398, 422 

Next Meeting 393, 399, 403, 424 

Nominating Committee Reports 390, 399, 419 

Overture Adopted 392 

Presbytery's Council Reports 380, 397, 410 

Presbytery's Work Committee Reports 391, 402 

Program of Presbytery 377, 395, 410 

Resolutions Committee Report 393, 402, 407, 423 

Resolution On Mental Health 424 

Salary Changes 387 

Sessional Records, Changes 391 

Stewardship 413 



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Treasurer's Report 381, 416 

Welcome 377, 395, 410 

Willis, Rev. Henry L., Retired 389 

Women Of The Church Report 399 

World Missions Report 384 



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STATED MEETINGS 

February 9, 1971 
Galatia Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

May 11, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

October 12, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Lumberton 

ADJOURNED MEETINGS 

May 25, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Spring Lake 

October 24, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

CALLED MEETINGS 

March 14, 1971 
Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

July 11, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

August 24, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

September 30, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

December 19, 1971 
Vaughn Memorial Church, Fayetteville 



Volume 26 Number 9 

MINUTES OF 

FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 




STATED MEETINGS 

February 9, 1971 
Galatia Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

May 11, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

October 12, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Lumberton 

ADJOURNED MEETINGS 

May 25, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Spring Lake 

October 24, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

CALLED MEETINGS 

March 14, 1971 
Highland Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

July 11, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

August 24, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

September 30, 1971 
First Presbyterian Church, Fayetteville 

December 19, 1971 
Vaughn Memorial Church, Fayetteville 



434 MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

GENERAL DIRECTORY 

OFFICERS OF PRESBYTERY 

Moderators: Rev. L. G. Calhoun, Mrs. H. C. McPherson, Rev. W. K. 

Fitch. 
Executive Secretary: Rev. C. K. Ligon (1973) 
Stated Clerk: Rev. R. S. Arrowood 
Permanent Clerk: Rev. A. C. Trivette (1973) 
Historian: Rev. R. S. Arrowood 

EXECUTIVE COUNCIL 

Mr. Murphy McGirt, Chairman 

1972: Rev. Charles Kirkpatrick, Chairman, Division of Outreach & 

Ecumenical Rel. ; Mr. Murphy McGirt, Mr. Harvey Oliver, Rev. W. F. 

Long. 
1973: Mr. Roger Decker, Chairman, Division of Education; Rev. J.V.C. 

Summerell, Chairman, Division of Commission; Mr. Ralph Monger, 

Rev. S. L. McKay. 
1974: Dr. Dan Currie, Chairman, Division of Court; Rev. Donald Miller, 

Chairman, Division of Ministry; Rev. John Brothers, Mr. Halbert 

Jones. 
DIVISION OF COURT 
Dr. Dan Currie, Chairman 
1972: Mr. John Luther McLean, Lumberton; Mr. Gabe Holmes, Sanford; 

Rev. George Cheney, Fayetteville; Rev. Raymond Gau, Cameron. 
1973: Mr. James B. McLeod, Raeford; Rev. Robert Park, Lillington; 

Rev. John Ropp, Raeford; Rev. Grant Sharp, Dunn. 
1974: Mr. Bryant Holmes, Fayetteville; Mr. Tom Wilson, Rockingham; 

Mr. Ralph Sanders, Laurinburg; Dr. Dan Currie, Fayetteville. 

DIVISION OF EDUCATION 

Mr. Rodger Decker, Chairman 

1972: Rev. James Black, Fayetteville; Rev. Samuel Shumate, Maxton; 

Rev. Woodrow Thrower, Rockingham; Miss Susanne Mangus, 

Laurinburg. 
1973: Rev. W. C. Neill-T, Aberdeen; Miss Martha Lou Anderson, 

Fayetteville; Rev. Allan Smythe, Raeford; Mr. Rodger Decker, 

Laurinburg. 
1974: Mrs. Grace Hatch, Sanford; Mr. Johnny Ussery, Mt. Gilead; Mr. 

Frank McNeill, Aberdeen; Mrs. E. W. Reinecke, Fayetteville. 

DIVISION OF OUTREACH AND ECUMENICAL RELATIONS : 

Mr. Charles Kirkpatrick, Chairman 

1972: Rev. Larry Parker, St. Pauls; Mr. Guy ton Smith, Dunn; Rev. 

Charles Kirkpatrick, Fayetteville; Mr. Charles Collier, Linden. 
1973: Mr. J. Richard Hobson, Sanford; Rev. Tom Young, Laurel Hill; 

Rev. Russell Fleming, Fayetteville; Mrs. Calvin T. Daniels, College 

Heights. 
1974: Mr. S. B. McGuirt, Hamlet; Rev. William DuBose, Rockingham; 

Mr. Watts Auman, West End; Mr. Jack Ruth, Lumberton. 



MINUTES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 435 

DIVISION OF MINISTRY 

Mr. Donald Miller, Chairman 

1972: Rev. Lamar Beck, Fayetteville; Rev. Earl Adkins, Sanford; Mrs. 

Joseph Andrews, Dunn; Mrs. W. N. McCormick, St. Pauls. 
1973: Rev. James Colquhoun, Parkton; Mr. Peter Cromartie, 

Fayetteville; Mr. Worth Moore, Fayetteville; Rev. Marshall Smith, 

Hamlet. 
1974: Rev. L. B. McKeithen, Fayetteville; Mr. C. C. McLean, Southern 

Pines; Mrs. H. C. McPherson, Cameron; Rev. Donald Miller, 

Laurinburg. 

DIVISION OF THE COMMISSION 

Mr. J.V.C. Summerell, Chairman 

1972: Rev. R. G. Hall, Red Springs; Rev. Roscoe Prince, Pinehurst; Mr. 

J. M. Kirkpatrick, Maxton; Rev. George F. Houck, St. Pauls. 
1973; Mr. LaMont Brown, Southern Pines; Rev. W. H. Morrison, 

Fayetteville; Mr. William E. Moore, St. Pauls, Rev. J.V.C. 

Summerell, Fayetteville. 
1974: Rev. W. T. Perkins, Sanford; Mr. Worth Wood, Fayetteville; Rev. 

Robert Sloop, Lumberton; Mr. A. C. Parker, Fayetteville. 

TRUSTEES OF FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY 

1975 - Mr. Jerome Clark 1973 . M r. Herbert Johnson 

1974 - Dr. Marcus Smith 1972 - Mr. Upton Tyson 

INSTITUTIONAL TRUSTEES 

DAVIDSON COLLEGE 

1975 - Mr. W. W. Seymour 

1974 - W. F. Long 

1973 - W. C. Neill 

SANDY GROVE CHURCH PROPERTY 

1975 - Mr. Lawrence McNeill 

1974 - Mr. J. B. Cameron 

1973 - Mr. Julian B. McLeod 

1972 - Mr. Neill McFadyen 

LEBANON CHURCH PROPERTY 

1975 - Mr. W. A. Johnson 

1974 - Mr. Archie Watson 

1973 - Mr. James M. McNair 
1972 - Mr. David Townsend 

EMERGENCY YOUTH HOME 

1972 - Mr. L. B. McKeithen, Dr. Frank Shaw, Mrs. John McLeod. 

1973 - Mr. Worth Moore, Mr. W. A. Bissette, Mr. L. L. Holmes. 

1974 - Mrs. W. C. Swann, Mrs. Robert McNeill, Mr. Scott McFadyen, Jr. 

1975 - Dr. Charles Speegle, Mrs. Deryl Johnson, Mrs. John Nance. 



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MISCELLANEOUS GROUPS 
(Printed as Information) 

1. CHURCHES BY DISTRICTS: 

District No. 1: Benson, Berea, Dunn, Ebenezer, Erwin, Godwin, Grove, 
McMillan, Plainview, Providence, Unity. 

District No. 2: Ashworth, Big Rockfish, Bonnie Doon, Campbellton, 
Church of the Covenant, College Heights, Comfort, Fayetteville, First, 
Highland, Hope Mills, McPherson, Palestine, Peace, Philippi, Sardis, 
Sherwood, Spring Lake, Sunnywide, Vaughn Mem., Village, 
Westminster. 

District No. 3: Amy's Chapel, Ashpole, Fairmont, Iona, Lumberton, 
McNair Mem., Midway, Mount Pelier, Mt. Tabor, Pembroke, 
Phil